STATEHOUSE (Jan. 25, 2019) – State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) yesterday at the Statehouse remembered cervical cancer awareness advocate Erica Frazier Stum by honoring her life with a resolution in the House Chamber.
“Erica occupied many roles throughout her life,” Negele said. “She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and teacher. Because of her fighting spirit and determination to spread awareness, she was also an inspiration to me and all those around her.”
Negele welcomed Frazier Stum, a devoted STEM and robotics educator, to the House Chamber in 2018 when she urged the legislature to recognize January as Cervical Cancer Screening and Awareness Month. According to Negele, Frazier Stum spoke to the House of Representatives, highlighting the importance of increasing cervical cancer awareness.
Frazier Stum was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2012. When she could no longer teach, she became a dedicated Cervivor Ambassador and volunteer for the American Cancer Society.
Negele said Frazier Stum spent the final years of her life raising awareness of HPV and was awarded the Indiana Immunization Coalition HPV Champion Award. In 2018, she also received the Cervivor Legacy Award, which Negele said will now be renamed in her memory.
After six years, Frazier Stum ultimately lost her battle with cancer on Dec. 27, 2018.
“Erica touched the lives of so many, and she leaves behind a legacy,” Negele said. “I know her memory will live on amongst her family, friends and the Cervivor community.”
State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) represents House District 13, which includes all of Benton County,
and portions of Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties.
CAPTION: State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) honors the life of cervical cancer awareness advocate, Erica Frazier Stum, with a resolution in the House Chamber on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Negele presented the resolution to the family of Frazier Stum, who lost her battle with cancer on Dec. 27, 2018.