Conexión San Ángelo/ Staff report

Free Screening Partnership between American Cancer Society, Esperanza Clinic Inc.

SAN ANGELO – Christine Baze, a woman whose story is spotlighted in the documentary “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic,” will attend the free screening of the film set for 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at Cinemark Tinseltown, 4425 Sherwood Way.

Baze is one of five young women whose stories are followed in the movie, a dramatic and true account of cervical cancer. A founder of a non-profit and a musician, Baze will speak and perform following the showing, answering questions from the audience. Also, an original piece that Baze composed is featured in the documentary.

The showing, hosted by La Esperanza Clinic , Inc. and the American Cancer Society, features the film created by Lumiere Media with the award-winning talents of Frederic Lumiere and Mark Hefti. The documentary follows the lives of five women afflicted with the human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus causes several types of cancer, including cervical cancer which American Cancer Society statistics estimates at 9,690 new cases in Texas this year. The American Cancer Society recommends HPV vaccinations for both girls and boys to prevent up to six types of cancer.

La Esperanza Clinic’s board voted to fund the screening in support of the American Cancer Society’s push to increase HPV vaccination rates. Educating the public about the vaccine will serve to protect youth, according to clinic CEO, Mike Campbell. “Nothing makes more common sense than to protect ‘someone we love’,” Campbell said.

Narrated by former Miss America, Vanessa Williams, the film runs 80 minutes. Tickets are not required to attend. More information is available by calling the clinic at 325-949-7974 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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