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Education Efforts


Team Maureen has undertaken a number of educational programs to increase awareness and understanding of cervical and other HPV related cancers.

We are so proud to release our new video, made in conjunction with Cape Cod Health Care, the Falmouth Hospital Cancer Committee, and Brian Switzer. Please enjoy.....and SHARE!



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The goals of our education programs are:
  • To increase parent and teen understanding of cervical and other HPV related cancers
  • To increase parent and teen knowledge of how to prevent HPV related cancers through vaccine and screenings
  • To decrease the stigma associated with cervical cancer
  • To offer current scientific evidence about HPV related cancers
  • To offer current scientific research on the safety of the HPV vaccine
  • To provide teens the tools to make healthy choices in their relationships



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WANT TO SUPPORT OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING EFFORTS? MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TODAY.

updated: 6 months ago

New Program-Dental Education

Our new effort is a Dental HPV Education Program to educate dental professionals about the connection between HPV and oral, cervical, and other cancers. Team Maureen has designed and distributed toolkits for dental professionals to talk to patients about the HPV Vaccine as cancer prevention.

The Toolkit Includes:

  • Tips for talking to patients for dentists
  • Brochures
  • Prescription referral pads and pens
  • Office posters
We also are identifying offices for participation in this effort, both locally and at the Yankee Denal Conference. And we are designing educational presentations in dental offices and working to coordinate an oral cancer screening day during Oral Cancer Awareness month in April.

If you are a dental professional and are interested in this program, email us at info@teammaureen.org

updated: 1 year ago

Sociedad Latina Program

Sociedad Latina Program
Team Maureen has partnered with Sociedad Latina, Dana Farber’s Community Benefits, and Planned Parenthood to offer a comprehensive cancer prevention and sexual health curriculum to peer leaders in Mission Hill this summer. This programs aims to combat the high rates of cervical cancer in the Latina population in Boston. Twelve students selected by Sociedad Latina participated in the 8 week program that taught a full sexual health and cancer prevention curriculum, along with communication and presentation skills. These students will return to their schools and communities to lead peer education programming based on their new knowledge and skills.


To participate in this type of program, or for more information on how to offer a similar program based on best-practice for your specific population, contact us.

updated: 1 year ago

Ongoing Programs

Ongoing Programs
Team Maureen has developed a traveling education program for use in schools, health classes, or community groups. Tailored to the specific audience, this program provides information about cervical cancer, head and neck cancers, HPV, vaccinations and screenings.

Want us to come to your group and share our expertise on these subjects? Contact us.

updated: 3 years ago

Outreach Efforts

Team Maureen will celebrate 10 years of participation in the Pan Mass Challenge this August! Enjoy this video of our rides and all the reasons the Team members get on their bikes.






Team Maureen hosted a theatrical screening of Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic on January 5, 2015 at the Falmouth Cinema Pub on Teaticket Hwy in Falmouth, MA. This poignant and powerful documentary shines light on the risks, myths, and hard truths of this widespread epidemic. Guest speaker and cancer survivor, Christine Baze of the Yellow Umbrella, who is highlighed in the documentary spoke about her experience working on the film!

If you missed this free event, the movie is now available for home screenings at http://hpvepidemic.vhx.tv/
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SHARING THE IMPORTANCE OF VACCINES AND SCREENINGS

Team Maureen takes to the road, attending events all over Massachusetts where we can education the general public about cervical and other HPV related cancers. Find out where we will be next by visiting our event calendar.

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The goals of our outreach efforts are:

  • To increase the general public’s understanding of cervical and other HPV related cancers
  • To increase the general public’s knowledge of how to prevent HPV related cancers through vaccine and screenings
  • To decrease the stigma associated with cervical cancer
  • To offer current scientific evidence about HPV related cancers
  • To offer current scientific research on the safety of the HPV vaccine


WANT TO SUPPORT OUR OUTREACH EFFORTS? MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DOANTION TODAY.

updated: 1 year ago

Scholarships

Scholarships
Maureen (Duffey) Russo Courageous Athlete Scholarship Is presented to the female student athlete who has exhibited extraordinary perseverance and courage during the pursuit of athletic excellence at Hudson High School. The award is named in memory of Maureen Duffey Russo, Class of 1987, who passed away on December 15th gymnastics, track and field, soccer and cheerleading. She went on to Springfield College, where she became Captain of the gymnastics team and competed at the National level. She was a tremendous role model for everyone because of her intensity and dedication as a s student athlete. Although battling cancer twice, Maureen displayed courage, perseverance, enthusiasm, dedication, determination and leadership each day of her all too short life.

Maureen (Duffey) Russo Courageous Athlete Scholarship recipients:

  • 2008—Meghan Carter
  • 2009—Melissa Tobin
  • 2009—Taryn Anastas
  • 2010—Amanda Dicenso
  • 2010—Bethany Chaves
  • 2011—Cammie Brunelle
  • 2011—Michelle Anastas
  • 2011—MacKenzie Malloy
  • 2012—Lindsey Palatino
  • 2012—Emma Lambert
  • 2013—Kara Knights
  • 2013—Andrea Fahey
  • 2014—Sabrina Sanford and Alexandra Boisvert
  • 2015—Marie Braga and Theresa Guidotti
  • 2016—Gabrielle Russo and Samantha Johnson


How to apply:

If you are a Hudson High School Senior athlete who displays courage, perseverance, enthusiasm, and/or leadership and you would like to apply for a scholarship, contact your guidance counselor for an application.


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updated: 1 year ago