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Published on Jan 15, 2014
Ruth Frazier has spent much of her life working as a community organizer in New Mexico and around the world. When her daughter, Michele Baldwin, received a final prognosis of 3 to 6 months to live after battling late stage cervical cancer, Ruth's experience and passion allowed her to support her daughter in a final adventure: a 700-mile paddle board expedition down the Ganga River in India to raise awareness of cervical cancer, preventative screening, and the HPV vaccine. Through Michele's message, Ruth believes we can make cervical cancer a thing of the past.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)