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Raising Awareness of the Unseen, Giving Voice to the Unheard | Survivor Stories


Yvette Jives and HERS Nc were featured on OCRA.

The world works in ironic and sometimes painful ways

“Yvette Jives, a nurse and social worker in North Carolina, has spent a lifetime helping others. She developed a women’s health program at the community center where she worked for 15 years (after working for 14 years in a hospital), monitoring patients’ cervical and breast cancer screenings, diagnoses and treatments. And yet in all that time, neither she nor her staff had ever encountered anyone with ovarian cancer … until she herself was diagnosed in 2011.”

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HERS helps women of color navigate inequity and overcome barriers in the healthcare system


Yvette Jives and HERS NC were featured on The Asheville Chamber of Commerce.

“Did you know that ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, and accounts for more deaths than any other cancer of the reproductive system? Women of color have the highest mortality rate with this disease, despite the fact that Caucasian women have the highest percentage of diagnosis with this disease. Yvette Jives wants to change this. HERS is an organization that helps women, particularly women of color, navigate the healthcare system, bridge knowledge gaps with helpful resources, and find the support they need. We sat down with Yvette Jives, founder and CEO, to learn more.”

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SPARCing Community Health – HERS with Yvette Jives


Yvette Jives and HERS Nc were featured on The SPARC Foundation YouTube channel.

The SPARC Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Asheville, NC, The SPARC Foundation ignites connections to education, employment and mentorship to strengthen the well-being and personal freedom of people and families in need.

In this emotional and informative video, Yvette Jives shares how she became an author and activist following her battle with ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is known as the “silent killer” and disproportionately kills women of color in America.