Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer (PINCC)
May 29, 2010
Dr. Kay Taylor, the charismatic and visionary founder of PINCC, invited me to join the Board early on. Kay and I had been neighbors and friends for many years. I already knew something about PINCC. At her retirement party, celebrating a career devoted to women and medicine as an OB/GYN physician at Kaiser Permanente, Kay had announced an ambitious plan for the next phase of her life -- to found a non-profit organization to train health care personnel around the world to screen at risk and poor women for cervical cancer. I immediately accepted Kay's invitation to become part of this effort to provide such critical services. Over the years with PINCC my devotion to and admiration for Kay's vision has deepened as I saw so many talented physicians and volunteers become devoted to PINCC and the incredible impact a small organization can have on the lives of literally thousands of women worldwide, many of them devalued by societies that fail to provide even basic health care services to women past childbearing years. I will soon be retiring myself after decades of legal practice. I too have a vision, to redouble my involvement in PINCC.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the thousands of women screened for cervical cancer, the hundreds of health care personnel trained to carry on screening at their own and neighboring clinics, and the number of volunteers who contribute their time, effort and money to PINCC.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & I have been a Board and Executive Committee member for several years.