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Thank you for joining our efforts to empower people, communities and societies to reduce the disease burden from HPV and cervical cancers through collective engagement, advocacy, collaboration and education. GIAHC is the international arm of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, which is a program of the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

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There is more than one way to donate, by phone, mail or online. Please check with your human resources department to determine if your employer has a matching gift program, which will double your gift to GIAHC or the Michele Baldwin Living Memorial. We would also be happy to accept gifts of stock, which may offer you significant tax advantages. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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    c/o ASHA
    PO Box 13827
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

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    Click here to send a donation now with your credit card. Please note that NCCC and GIAHC are now programs of the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA). Online donations for NCCC, GIAHC and the Michele Baldwin Memorial Fund are managed through ASHA. When you donate online, you will do so through ASHA's Network for Good donation page. Simply choose GIAHC or Michele Baldwin Living Memorial under the Program Designation menu to ensure that your donation is directed to the correct program.

    Questions? Call the Development Office at 919-361-4863 or email to nccc@ashasexualhealth.org.

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The Michele Baldwin Memorial Fund 

The Michele Baldwin Memorial Fund

Michele Baldwin "Numb. I don’t remember anything after that. I didn’t tell my family for another month enjoying the feeling that it wasn’t true. I called the Physician’s Assistant a couple of times to ask her to read my chart again, double check the name, ok? I hoped I was having a psychotic break with reality and making it all up. So then I would just have a diagnosis of mental illness but not terminal cancer. I wished I had something easier to live with like HIV, since that is no longer a fatal diagnosis.

Telling my family was hard. It was particularly excruciating telling my daughter whose eyes slowly filled with tears as she realized what I was saying. We had become incredibly close since travelling together. Lexei my 16 year-old seemed to take it in stride, almost with a shrug of 'why worry today about what won’t happen until tomorrow.' Tenzin at 19 became silent, brooding in a very private way.

I began my lifelong interest in other cultures in India at 19. Now I would like to return to India for a final trip to bring an awareness of a cervical cancer that is preventable, treatable, and if caught early enough, curable. I would like to leave a legacy for my own children and for women and girls in India.

The reason I am writing is that I have this dream of being one of the first women, if not the first person, to Stand up Paddle from Rishikesh to Varanasi in India. It would be an epic trip, my final act, encompassing a great sporting feat, a spiritual journey, and a platform to bring awareness to the evils of cervical cancer, which kills 74,000 women a year in India."

- Michele Baldwin

Michele Baldwin passed away on February 5, 2012. Click here to learn more about Michele and her journey and visit starryganga.com for more.