Here at Killing Kittens, we would like to show our support and help raise awareness for The Eve Appeal Get Lippy campaign. The Eve Appeal is the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research into the five gynaecological cancers – ovarian, womb, cervical, vaginal and vulval.
The Eve Appeal was set up to save women’s lives by funding ground-breaking vital research into early detection and prevention.
Throughout May, The Eve Appeal and long-term supporter Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), are bringing together beauty brands and retailers to launch #GetLippy, a NEW campaign encouraging women – and men – to speak up and out about the signs and symptoms of women’s cancers, and raise funds for life-saving research.
How you can GET LIPPY
This May, The Eve Appeal are inviting women and men across the UK to get involved by buying a lipstick, lip gloss or lip balm from a GET LIPPY partner and ‘pout for a purpose’ by sharing a photo on social media throughout the campaign. For every product sold in May, £1 or 10% will be donated to The Eve Appeal.
The retailers supporting this year’s GET LIPPY campaign in May are Tesco, Harvey Nichols, Space NK and Oliver Bonas and beauty brands include Vaseline, Hourglass, Bali Balm, EOS, Elemis, Lipstick Queen and Smashbox.
Here is a reminder taken from The Eve Appeal website of why this fundraising is so important
Women’s cancers: The facts about embarrassment and taboos
- Every day in the UK, 58 women are diagnosed with one of the five forms of gynaecological cancer; womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal – affecting more than 21,000 women and their families each year.
- Nearly a fifth of women (18%) are worried about seeing their GP about a gynaecological-related health issue.
- A third of women don’t see their own gynaecological health issues as being serious enough to warrant visiting their GP or doctor’s surgery.
- Over two fifths (41%) of women under 35 believe they are too young to develop gynaecological cancer.
- Nearly a fifth (19%) of women would wait 4 weeks or more before visiting a health professional about irregular vaginal bleeding.
- Over a third of women (38%) aged between 46 and 55. Are most likely to ignore gynaecological health symptoms in the hope that they will go away.
- When shown a medical drawing of the female reproductive system nearly half (46%) couldn’t locate the vagina, and 60% the vulva; whilst only 1 in 7 could name a single gynaecological cancer.
- Two thirds (67%) of British women do not know what an endometrium is, despite endometrial cancer (also known as womb cancer) being the fourth most common women’s cancer in the UK.
For more information please vistit The Eve Appeal and please Get Lippy