25 - 31 January 2015
Every day in the UK 8 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3 women will lose their lives to the disease. Cervical cancer is largely preventable thanks to cervical screening and the HPV vaccination programme. However uptake of cervical screening is now going down year on year. Early detection is also key in increasing survival rates and so educating everyone on the disease, its symptoms and ways to prevent it is key. Cervical Cancer Prevention Week provides us with an opportunity to do just that.
Our new public awareness campaign, #SmearForSmear launches at 11am on Sunday 25th January. We'll be asking you to take a lipstick smear selfie and nominating your friends to do the same, allowing us to reach many more women with our prevention message. Find out more on our #SmearForSmear page and like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to get involved with the campaign.
There are lots of other ways you can get involved during the week, you could:
- display our posters and leaflets in GP surgeries, hospitals or your local library
- distribute our leaflets at your university or college
- ask if your employer would allow posters to be put up around your work place, for example, in women's toilets
- share our posts, tweets, videos and images on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.
Also, if you're feeling a little more ambitious, you could:
- run a stand or table with leaflets at your local hospital
- or organise an event on behalf of Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.
We can provide posters and a range of materials to help support your activities. See all of our materials here, and place your order online. Alternatively, you can download a materials order form, or call our office on 020 7250 8311.