24-30 January 2016
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.
There are lots of ways you can get involved during the week, you could:
- take part in our #SmearForSmear lipstick smear selfie campaign that we're relauching for a second year (download resources to help promote the campaign here)
- 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
- contact your MP asking them to help increase cervical screening uptake in your local area
- donate to support our cervical cancer prevention work
- hold a fundraising event to raise awareness and funds at the same time. Download a fundraising pack for some great ideas of what to do!
- 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.