Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fiesta Latina for PINCC

Dear Friends,

As many of you might remember, in 2009 I volunteered with a humanitarian medical team from

PINCC – Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer
and traveled to Nicaragua and El Salvador. There we visited remote hospitals and clinics to teach the local medical doctors and nurses techniques to diagnose and to treat cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer kills 300,000 women worldwide each year, even though it is completely preventable. And yet, cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in Africa, Central America, and Asia.

PINCC is a nonprofit, volunteer medical service organization whose mission is to create sustainable programs that prevent cervical cancer by educating and treating women, training medical personnel, and equipping facilities in developing countries.

PINCC was founded by Drs. Kay Taylor, gynecologist, and Pat Sax and has been run out of their home in Oakland. This is an all volunteer organization totally funded by concerned citizens like you and me.

PINCC works on 3 different continents:

Latin America

Nicaragua: University of Leon (HEODRA) OB/GYN Dept., Leon; Nuevo Segovia District: Ocotal, Jalapa, Jicaro
El Salvador: ProVida: Nejapa and others; MINSA: San Jacinto, Zacamil, San Martin
Peru: Pathfinders International: Lima Sud


Uganda: Kayunga; Gombe
Kenya: Kitale; Kapenguria/ West Pokot; Kisii
Tanzania: Shirati; Bukumbi


Sri Sathya Sai Mobile Hospital, Andhra Pradesh; Mysore

To continue its work, PINCC is celebrating its success at a special fundraising event with live music and Roberta Gonzales from CBS Channel 5 as MC on

May 15, 3-6pm in Oakland
at the Lakeside Garden Center, Lake Merritt,
666 Bellevue Ave

Please come or if you can’t join the celebration, please consider donating to PINCC at their save website:

Thank you for your genorous support of this important work by Drs. Kay Taylor and Pat Sax.

I will be there photographing the event.