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Get to know our charity partner, Cure Cervical Cancer

Cure Cervical Cancer’s Mission is to detect and prevent cervical cancer around the globe, by establishing and supporting permanent screening clinics worldwide. Photo by: Yvonne Neng

We all want to know where our donations go when supporting a cause, so allow us to introduce you to our new charity partner, Cure Cervical Cancer (CCC)!

We asked the questions and Dr. Jennifer Lang, Medical Director and Vice-Chair of the CCC Board, gave us the insightful answers that will leave you feeling like you found a good friend and an even better purpose to get behind.

What inspired you to become a doctor? 
I was always fascinated by the human body and naturally drawn to study it, heal it and take away pain.

Why did you switch to working for a nonprofit? 
I looked at my unique situation living in Los Angeles and decided that my skills could have more impact bringing preventative services to women in under-served and resource-poor regions. 


Dr. Jennifer Lang teaches cervical cancer pathology to 20 healthcare providers at the Kisii Level 6 Hospital in Kisii, Kenya.

What is your favorite thing about working for CCC? 
The opportunity to bring such simple screening and treatment to women who might otherwise die of a completely preventable disease. I strongly believe in preventative medicine.

How to you balance your home and work life?
Working at this particular non-profit has allowed me more flexibility in a work schedule that can accommodate my family’s needs. I can answer an email from Kenya while waiting to do school pick-up, not so much when I was on call 24/7 or had patients booked back-to-back in an afternoon. 

What career advice do you have for girls or young women?
This is a very tough question. I’m not sure I have any advice. I think we have a LONG WAY to go as a society to work towards changing the workplace so that it is truly a healthy and supportive place not just for women but for families. Perhaps I can say this: it’s going to be tough and its going to be painful but please remember that you are not alone and the difficulties you are going to face are not unique to you or due to any kind of failure or inadequacy on your part. Find a strong group of supportive female friends and keep yourself linked into community so you don’t feel isolated going through these challenges.


Cure Cervical Cancer travels to regions that might not otherwise have access to preventative screening services.

What was your favorite country to start a clinic in?
I have had incredible experiences in every country CCC establishes clinics in. What is remarkable to me is how similar we all are, despite enormous geographical, cultural or religious diversity. You can flash a picture of your kids in Halloween costumes to just about any woman anywhere and get an enormous smile and acknowledgment of shared experience. 

Do you keep in touch with the women you meet around the world?
We do, particularly with doctors and nurses who are perhaps more likely to have internet access. We are Facebook friends with many of them. The shared experience of one of our trainings is unparalleled. When you’ve scrubbed dirty speculums with someone using a headlamp because the thunderstorm cut out the electricity to the clinic you’re pretty much bonded for life. I’ve also had a group from Nigeria live with me in my home for a week when we had to adjust a training program due to security concerns.

What do you like doing on your time off?
I’m training for an Ironman triathlon, so my time off is dominated by swim, bike and run. I also love reading fiction and host a monthly book club. And, of course, all of this is when the kids are sleeping. As moms know, when kids are awake there is no such thing as “time off.”

What’s your favorite hobby or pastime?
Outside of triathlon training and reading and discussing literature, I also love rock-climbing, dancing and horseback riding. “Play” in any form is an important theme in my life. It’s what charges me up and gives me the inspiration to push my own boundaries personally and professionally.


Dr. Jennifer Lang with newly trained nurses and Dr. Rodney Baptiste, the director at Bethesda Hospital in Cap-Haitian, Haiti.

What are you most proud of regarding CCC and its accomplishments?
CCC has so many accomplishments I feel enormously proud of, but the training and certification program of local healthcare professionals really stands out. I now have 2 concrete examples of nurses who lost jobs that were providing for their families, and were able to leverage their skill sets in cervical cancer screening and treatment to get new jobs.

What is your favorite place in the world to vacation?
I was raised on a farm in rural southern Ontario, Canada. There is a giant pink granite boulder at one of the highest points on the property which we named the “Red Rock.” You can see the horizon in every direction when you stand on top of that boulder. That specific stone is incredibly special to me, and one of the places on the planet I can always return to when I want to remember exactly who I am and why I am here.

PRESS RELEASE: LOVE GOODLY Teams Up With LVX


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LOVE GOODLY TEAMS UP WITH LVX NAIL POLISH
FOR ITS FEBRUARY/MARCH ECO LUXURY BOX,
BENEFITING CURE CERVICAL CANCER

Vegan Cupid has arrived!

The Birchbox idea just got better with the help of LA eco entrepreneurs Katie Bogue Miller and Justine Lassoff, for the non-toxic, health conscious & sometimes vegan girl in all of us.

Co-founded by L.A. eco-entrepreneurs Katie Bogue Miller and Justine Lassoff previously of LovingEco, LOVE GOODLY (http://www.lovegoodly.com) launched in beta in August 2015 as a first of its kind expertly researched and curated bi-monthly subscription box service and e-commerce platform for discovering the best LUXURY 100% non-toxic, non-gmo, cruelty free and vegan productsfor your lifestyle.  Each box features beauty, wellness, snacks and skincare – including its own exclusively made products.  

“Katie and I developed LOVE GOODLY with a simple idea — you can vote with your wallet for more conscious brands. As advocates of nontoxic lifestyle products, giving back and shopping efficiently, we created LOVE GOODLY — putting a twist on the business of ‘feeling good’ by combining lifestyle subscription boxes and social consciousness,” said cofounder Justine Lassoff.

Already a favorite of health conscious celebs, each LOVE GOODLY box includes five to seven carefully sourced full-size, deluxe products – including EXCLUSIVE items – in a wide from companies such as Go Raw, SW Basics, Hurraw!, RMS Beauty, Dogeared Jewelry and ALOHA. Furthering the company’s mission to live a healthier life, LOVE GOODLY gives back to an annual Cause Partner with every box and product purchase, including Cure Cervical Cancer for the Feb/March Box, as well as Farm Sanctuary in 2016.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX right now & on LoveGoodly.com?   

To kick off Valentine’s Day and Spring with more love than ever, LOVE GOODLY’s Feb/March subscription box features many exclusive eco beauty & lifestyle products. Spoiler alert: LOVE GOODLY teamed up with couture vegan nail lacquer brand LVX to bring you True LOVE Red,”  LOVE GOODLY’s exclusive color: a perfect, timeless pure red, made in collaboration with LVX. This luxury high gloss LVX polish is formulated 7 Toxin Free without the use of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Xylene & Parabens; and Cruelty Free and Vegan. (Think… the Chanel of vegan polish). Value $18. 

Sneak peek of LOVE GOODLY’s February/March box, featuring three LOVE GOODLY exclusives, with a total value of over $85.

LOVE GOODLY Co-Founders Katie Bogue Miller & Justine Lassoff, previously of LovingEco.

LOVE GOODLY boxes make it easy to discover the best luxurious non-toxic products & are available in various subscriptions: bimonthly ($39.95, with a current retail value at $90); 6 month subscription ($99, 3 boxes) and an annual subscription ($198, 6 boxes).  Or, just shop the hottest luxury eco products one by one at LoveGoodly.com including exclusive products specially made for Love Goodly.

 

Consumers can opt for a bi-monthly subscription or visit LoveGoodly.com to shop for their favorite exclusive products & luxury vegan favorites. No product in the LOVE GOODLY bi-monthly box is ever repeated, so it’s truly the best way to discover the best, trusted non-toxic products on the market. LOVE GOODLY carefully researches and selects its brands and labels them with 12 value icons based on their attributes, such as gluten-free and organic, so it’s easy to shop by need. Skin care and beauty products are vegan and cruelty-free and all products are reviewed to ensure they are toxin free. The company additionally selects style accessories and home products with a range of attributes from fair trade made by workers and artisans around the world by supporting fair wages to companies using more natural, organic or recycled materials.  VALUES: non-toxic, cruelty free, gluten free, vegan, charity (Cure Cervical Cancer)

 

VEGAN FACT CHECK:

 

Did you know that by switching to a plant-based, vegan lifestyle, we can reduce our food-related carbon footprint by 60%, saving 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year*? Raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all cars and trucks in the world combined**! 

 

 

 

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