Lady Ganga: Nilza's Story


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A global movement to eliminate cervical cancer.

“Thank you Lady Ganga!”

When Michele, a 45 year old Mother of three was diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer, she took this as a call-to-action.

She decided that she would travel to India to paddle board over 700 miles down the River Ganga, breaking a World Record and spreading awareness about this disease that was going to kill her.

This is how she became known as Lady Ganga.

Three years after her death, high in the Himalayas, a woman's life would be saved thanks to Lady Ganga and a world wide movement to eliminative cervical cancer was launched.

“Cervical cancer is caused by a highly prevalent, sexually transmitted virus called HPV. 80 percent of ALL people under 50 years of age will be exposed to HPV at some point in their lives. Globally, HPV causes many types of cancers in both men and women. This is why Michele dreamed of making an impact, not just in India but all over the World. That dream of hers has become this film.”
Frederic Lumiere, Director

The short film has been translated in numerous languages and is being used around the globe to inspire women and encourage them to protect themselves and their family against this preventable disease.

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