Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2014
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is a European wide initiative lead by European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA).
The Weeks focus is on all things to do with cervical cancer including information about symptoms and causes of the disease, ways to prevent it and support us.
Cervical cancer is a preventable disease. Despite this in the UK in 2010, 20% of women did not take up their invitation for cervical screening and only 50% of girls offered the HPV vaccine in the catch-up programme have elected to have this potentially life saving jab. Raising public awareness of cervical cancer prevention is more necessary than ever.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust needs your help to run local awareness campaigns to highlight the above. Raising awareness in your community is often one of the best and most effective ways of reaching a high number of people.
Examples of how you could reach people in your local area include:
- Display our posters/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 e.g. in women's toilets
- Run a stand or table with leaflets at your local hospital
- Organise an event on behalf of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
- Tell your story in your local newspaper
- Start a conversation online - you could tweet, facebook, Google + or blog about CCPW!
Have a look at what happened last year during Prevention Week, click here.
Last updated: 06/02/2013