Tamika Felder is a 15 year cervical cancer survivor and internationally recognized patient advocate for cervical cancer prevention. She is a Cervivor (cervical cancer survivor + passionate advocate= Cervivor), and founder of Tamika & Friends, Inc., a national non-profit organization dedicated to cervical cancer awareness through a network of survivors and their friends.
After a diagnosis of advanced cervical cancer in 2001 at the age of 25, Tamika decided to use her experience and her voice to help educate other women about ways to prevent cervical cancer. By telling her story, Tamika decided to use her experience and her voice to help educate other women about ways to prevent cervical cancer. By telling her story, Tamika inspired other women to start speaking about HPV and cervical cancer, which led to a network of survivors supporting each other and educating each other. From this network, Cervivor was born. Tamika’s inspiring story has been featured in numerous media outlets around the globe.
Tamika has served as a survivor spokesperson for the LIVESTRONG Foundation, has served as community representative for the President’s Cancer Panel (2003), and is a former board member of the Ulman Cancer Foundation for Young Adults. She served as a patient advocate member of the Gynecological Oncology Group and the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee- Cervical Task Force. She is also a former member of the District of Columbia’s Cancer Plan’s Gynecological Cancer Committee and the Maryland Cancer Plan’s Cervical Cancer Committee. Tamika currently serves on the board of the Global Coalition Against Cervical Cancer. Tamika currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area and is an award-winning television producer and TV host.