Cervical cancer screening saves lives. Join the pact & commit to staying on top of your screening. By signing up & getting 3 friends to commit, you could also be in the running for some pretty fab prizes.
You’re helping public health outcomes - and your own health. But in case you need a bit more encouragement, we’re also giving away a prize pack, valued at $2000, including a Mecca gift card and dinner at Nomad in Sydney (a restaurant headed up by fabulous female chef Jacqui Challinor). We’ll throw in flights too if you’re from out of state.* We’ve also got five runner up prizes - $100 gift cards to Mecca.
To qualify, all you need to do is commit to stay up to date with your screening, tell us in 25 words or less why you’re signing up, and then get 3 of your friends to also join the pact.
* This prize can be redeemed any time in the next 12 months.
** If you’re already up to date on your screening - that’s fine! You’re still eligible - the pact is about committing to staying up to date and encouraging your friends to.
Prevention is better than a cure. Our mission at HealthMatch is to further the development of new treatments through clinical trials, and democratising access to these treatment options. But in an ideal world, we would intervene before it got to that point. And cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, thanks to screening and vaccination.
That’s why it’s so important for us to be up to date with cervical cancer screening. And not only are nearly half of eligible Australians overdue for their test, with all the disruptions this year, medical professionals have expressed concerns that cancer screening rates are lower than they should be compared to pre-pandemic levels.
The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) is dedicated to supporting Australian women impacted by cervical cancer. ACCF is working towards eliminating cervical cancer, and improving cervical cancer screening rates.
You can learn more about cervical cancer screenings on the ACCF website here.
Support ACCF by donating using the link below. Also, if you'd like to get a personal SMS reminder for when it's time to get screened again, ACCF offers a SMS reminder service.
Australian of the Year 2006
Co-inventor of the HPV vaccine, currently used worldwide to help prevent cervical cancer
"The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted so many across Australia and the world. One consequence of this period has been the reduced number of preventative cancer screening tests completed across Australia.
Australia has been on course to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035. #ThePreventionPact is a great initiative to help achieve this goal, and I proudly endorse this campaign."
"For those that have been listening to us for a while, you'll know that that we're fierce advocates for women's health & preventative screening. That's why we're proud to support #ThePreventionPact – a movement that is bringing cervical cancer screening into the spotlight this November, launched by Aussie healthtech startup HealthMatch & the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation. By signing up to the pact and sharing with your mates, you'll be helping amplify awareness for a really important cause."
- Michelle Andrews & Zara McDonald, Shameless Podcast hosts
We’re also running a company pact. We encourage you to give your employees time off to take charge of their health and get their cervical screening test done. Here’s the organisations that have joined the pact.