Our Mission:
To End HPV-Related Cancers

Join the Crew

When you support The Crawford Crew, you are taking an active role in joining worldwide efforts to save lives by eradicating cervical cancer and other HPV-related cancers. We can achieve our mission through:

  • Creating awareness
  • Providing education
  • Broadening outreach
  • Increasing vaccination
  • Removing barriers
  • Eliminating stigma
  • Advocating for research

Your Support Makes It Possible

Our impact in the community depends upon the amount of support we receive from organizations and people like you.

Since November 2009, we’ve been supported by those who generously offer their money, time, and talents to help further our mission. We are extremely grateful for the generous donations from our supporters. You make achieving our mission possible.

If you or your organization would like to partner with us, we’d love to hear from you!

Our Mission

Representatives from The Crawford Crew present Stacy Smrz, MD and Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident in The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine, a check to support her research on the diagnosis and management of cervical cancer. Dr. Smrz and The Licking County Health Department were the July 2019 5K beneficiaries.

Pictured left to right: Photo taken 10/19 Elizabeth Whitaker, MD (Honorary Medical Advisory), Stacy Smrz, MD, Audrey Whitaker (TCC Jr. Ambassador President), Mitchell Hutter (TCC Jr. Ambassador), and Kay Knoll (TCC Board of Directors, Chair).


Diane Crawford – Founder and Cervical Cancer Survivor

The Crawford Crew is a Section 501(c)(3) organization. EIN #46-1211526. Your donation may qualify as a charitable tax deduction for federal income tax purposes. Consult with your tax advisor or the IRS to determine your deduction.

Documents & Policies

IRS Form 990N
TCC Privacy Policy
Program Effectiveness Assessment Policy
2018 Annual Report

Diane’s Story

Dianes Story

August 12, 2009, was the day Diane Crawford learned she had cervical cancer. Two weeks earlier, a routine appointment with her gynecologist revealed abnormal cells in her cervix. A week later, a colposcopy was performed and confirmed cervical cancer. Thanks to early detection and the quick work of her medical team, Diane is now cancer-free.

Diane quickly saw an opportunity to help others in her experience, and The Crawford Crew was born.

Interested In Joining Us?

Learn more by reviewing the Board Responsibilities below or by contacting Diane Crawford at di@thecrawfordcrew.org.

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Board Responsibilities PDF
Board Application PDF

Our Programs

our programsThe Crawford Crew’s programs offer a lifeline of resources, support, and education to empower individuals and families as they navigate the challenging journey through diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Our commitment to supporting patients extends beyond medical treatment, as we recognize that a holistic approach to care is essential. Through raising awareness, supporting education and prevention, and providing vital resources, we’re one step closer to our goal of a world free from HPV-related cancers. 

Patient Support Program

Thanks to your generous donations and grants, the Patient Support Program designed and piloted in 2023 proved to have a positive impact on patient outcomes.  Data from the pilot enabled us to expand the program to include additional cancer treatment centers and to further refine the program to ensure it meets the basic needs of the patient. In order for us to provide assistance to more patients we need your help!

  • Help us identify treatment centers we can introduce the program to and discuss partnering with to offer financial support to their patients diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer. 
  • Help us fundraise specifically for our Patient Support Program

Please send us locations of cancer treatment centers who are serving patients residing in Appalachian counties or other underserved communities along with a contact name at the center. We will reach out to them to set up time to meet and discuss our program. With your help we can continue to provide patients in need of transportation and nutrition with financial support during their treatment. No one should have to choose between putting food on the table or gas in the car to reach an oncology appointment. 

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Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center

The Crawford Crew is proud to provide financial support for the Women’s Health Program at the Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center in Columbus. The program is offered on a monthly basis and caters to women 18 years of age and older who are most in need. Free cancer screenings and additional health services are provided. Services include a pap smear, pelvic exam, and a clinical breast exam.  

The free cancer screening and health services are offered as walk-ins or as appointments made in advance. Visit the center’s homepage to view the calendar for appointment dates and times.  

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The Crawford Crew is committed to providing critical resources and support to individuals and families affected by HPV-related cancers. As our journey continues, we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to expand our programs, reach more individuals, and make an even greater impact on the lives of those in need.