Zachary’s Jewelers presents premiere of new film, Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic

| January 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

SYL-PosterV9WebMedZachary’s Jewelers and Alexanders of Annapolis Day Spa are presenting an Annapolis premiere of the new film Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, by filmmakers Frederic Lumiere and Mark Heftiwith. The special screening will be on Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Annapolis Bowtie Harbor 9 Cinemas

The Human Papilloma Virus HPV may be the most widespread, misunderstood and potentially dangerous epidemic that most people hardly know anything about, Someone You Love reveals just how dangerous this virus can be, causing six different types of cancers in both men and women. Following five brave women’s stories who are afflicted by HPV and cervical cancer, the film also interviews some of the world’s top experts on the most common sexually transmitted infection in humans: HPV.

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“I wish the cancer would have killed you!” These are the chilling words of Susie’s husband when he learned that her cancer was caused by HPV, a sexually transmitted virus. Narrated by Vanessa Williams, this poignant documentary takes a look into the lives of five women affected by HPV, the widely misunderstood and controversial virus that causes several types of cancer, including cervical. Each of these women has an intimate story to tell. For Susie, Tamika and Christine, it’s a story of survivorship that comes with misconceptions, stigma, shame, heartbreak, pain and triumph. For the Forbes’ family, it’s about coping with the loss of their daughter Kristen and trying to prevent it from happening to others like her. Others like Kelly, who at 31 years began her cancer journey. The cameras follow Kelly on her epic battle to save her marriage, her career, her family and ultimately, her life. 80 percent of all people under 50 years of age will have a strain of the virus at some point in their lives and most will not even realize they have it. Cervical cancer is almost exclusively caused by HPV and it is the 2nd leading cancer in women. Worldwide, cervical cancer kills over 250,000 women every year.

After the screening, Producer and Director Frederic Lumiere along with several medical experts will host a question and answer session with the audience.  You don’t want to miss this special event!

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