National Panhellenic Conference Announces 2006 Partnership with Merck Inc.
The National Panhellenic Conference has entered into a partnership with Merck Inc. to build disease awareness of HPV and its link to cervical cancer. Maybe you've seen the TV ads that encourage people to "Tell someone," in which women are spreading the word about the virus and its possible connection with cancer. This is the campaign with which NPC is partnered.
In October, all College Panhellenics received a "tell a soror" kit full of brochures, magnets, post cards and a cute T-shirt. The instructions were to distribute these materials to the Panhellenic chapters on the campus -- in other words, to "tell someone." These boxes have been incredibly effective in continuing the educational awareness campaign on campuses. Additional boxes can be ordered by contacting Leslie Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information will be available at the Association of Fraternity Advisors annual meeting in early December, and discussions about continuing the partnership are underway for 2007.
So, have you told someone yet?
For more information on the virus and its connection to cervical cancer, please visit these Web sites: http://tell- someone.hpv.com and www.npcwomen.org