Tamika and Friends, Inc.
What is T&F? Tamika and Friends, Inc. ® is a national nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization designed to raise awareness about cervical cancer and its link to the human papillomavirus (HPV). Through a network of survivors and friends, we provide a forum to discuss the impact and recovery of cervical cancer and also provide informational resources, networking opportunities, and special events to further educate women across the nation.
Why is this important? Cervical cancer, which many experts label a silent killer, is linked to HPV, a virus passed from one person to another through intimate skin-to-skin contact. At least 50 percent of the sexually active adult population will have HPV at some point in their lives, and some types of the virus can eventually lead to cervical cancer. In 2005, over 10,000 women will be diagnosed with the disease. Mission Tamika and Friends, Inc. ® is a national non profit organization designed to raise awareness about cervical cancer and its link to the human papillomavirus virus through a network of survivors and their friends.