Tigerlily Foundation’s Pure Cat Initiative was launched in honor of Catherine Odderstol, a sassy yogi, who danced through life, spread light and joy with everyone she met, and who left us the gift of her eternal gypsy soul. Cat was dedicated to helping others have a mind, body, spirit approach to health and wellness. Cat has inspired us to honor her SPIRIT legacy, by offering patients, caregivers and loved ones access to programs that inspire them to light up life, focus on faith not fear, and as she loved to say, “Let Love be Your Frequency”.
We are excited to offer you this additional support. Sending love to all.
PURE CAT 1.0
Pure Cat Program Classes Are Offered Through The Hey Marvelous Platform. This Allows Participants To Access Classes In Both Real Time As Well As After Classes Are Completed Via The Recorded Media Library. All Classes Are Taught By Certified Professionals And Are Free. All You Have To Do Is Create A Hey Marvelous Account And Register For Classes And/Or View Past Recordings At Your Leisure! The Only Exception Is Our Monthly Virtual Dance Party Which Is Viewable Via The Live Feed On Tigerlily Foundation’s Instagram Page. Do Something Kind For Your Body, Mind, And Soul And Join Us For Pure Cat Classes Every Week!
PURE CAT 2.0 Pure Cervical Awareness and Transformation (CAT) Program
With this expansion of the program, we provide education through acts, statistics and patient stories. While Cat was in tune with her mind-body connection as a yogi, she wasn’t aware of the symptoms that a healthy, young woman like herself should look for when it comes to cervical cancer. Like many women, Cat didn’t know that cervical cancer is most often diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44. And this is not something that most young women think about. So, what signs and symptoms of cervical cancer should women look for. Tigerlily will explore this through the Pure Cervical Awareness Transformation (CAT) Educational Campaign. When we have the knowledge, we have the power to reduce risk; the power to listen to our bodies and be our own advocates; and the power to act EARLY. The Pure CAT program empowers women to reframe what prevention and risk reduction looks like, and to be empowered to share knowledge with loved ones. Pure CAT is about deliberately and intentionally carving out the time and space to expand our practice of self-love – through truly embodying our body as our temple. We will educate on cervical cancer risks and prevention, by shining light on these topics—the bright light that ignites change.
According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is globally the second most common type of cancer among women and virtually all cases are linked to genital infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). There were more than 500 000 new cases of cervical cancer and 250 000 deaths from it worldwide in 2005. Cervical cancer can also be prevented through regular screening coupled with treatment. The most common cancer in women is breast cancer, followed by cervical cancer.
Congress passed the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act in 1990, directing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program cervical cancer(NBCCEDP), a program to assist low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women in accessing breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services that are free or low-cost. Since its inception in 1991, NBCCEDP-funded programs have served more than 4.6 million women, provided more than 11.6 million breast and cervical cancer screening examinations, and diagnosed more than 64,718 breast cancers, 3,756 invasive cervical cancers, and 167,169 premalignant cervical lesions.
Tigerlily Foundation is committed to providing life-saving information to the young women we served. We have partnered with Cervivor to provide information on how to remain educated, empowered, and your best advocate when it comes to your health.