The Eve Appeal launched their fabulous Get Lippy Campaign 2023 this Thursday at Harvey Nichols, to kick off the ‘Get Lippy month’ of May. In 2018 the Get Lippy Campaign was launched with CEW UK to raise awareness and enable the beauty community to support the cause in a number of proactive ways.
Every May the charity joins forces with some of the UK’s leading health and beauty brands to Get Lippy about gynaecological cancer. It raises awareness of the key symptoms, breaks down the taboos that stop people accessing medical help, and raises money to fund research into the prevention and earlier diagnosis of all five gynae cancers. The goal is to fund Eve’s world class research to stop these cancers before they start.
The gynaecological cancer charity, published new survey findings to launch the campaign. The survey (Yougov) found a worrying lack of timely knowledge about gynaecological cancers, conditions and symptoms, with only 7% of people having knowledge of gynaecological symptoms before they personally experienced them or they affected a loved one, and 5% of people believing they had knowledge of the gynaecological cancers (womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal).
Nearly 4 in 10 (38%) surveyed said they wished they had been taught more about the gynaecological symptoms to look out for, either at home or at school, and over a third of them (35%) wished they had been taught more about gynaecological health conditions. Also significant, was the lack of knowledge about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical screening, the test which looks for the virus and helps prevent cervical cancer from developing. HPV is responsible for 99.8% of cases of cervical cancer, nearly 70% of cases of vulval cancer and over half of vaginal cancers. Less than a quarter of women surveyed felt they had a good understanding of cervical screening before it happened to them or a friend or family member (23%), and only 5% of women had a good understanding of HPV.
This year Get Lippy will be asking supporters, celebrities, politicians, healthcare professionals, beauty bloggers and members of the public to share their ‘Younger Selfie’ and what they wish they’d known about gynae health when they were younger.
We invite everyone across the UK to get involved by buying a participating product, online or in store, to help support their work trying to stop gynae cancers before they start. For every supporting product sold, at least 10% will be donated to The Eve Appeal to help fund vital research, raise awareness and keep their specialist information nurse service open to help people with their gynae concerns.
Participating partners for 2023 include –
111 Skin, Active Silver, Augustinus Bader, Barry M, Blistex, Canesten, Carmex, Centrum, Collection, DECORTÉ, delilah, Disruptor London, Dr Paw Paw, Elemis, Escentric Molecules, Hanx, Hermetica Paris, Hilltop, Ishga, Isle of Paradise, Juni, KIKO, La Perla, Manisafe, MeAmora, Monuskin, NARS, Nip + Fab, Parfums de Marly, Polished London, Prai, Rimmel, Sculpted by Aimee, simplehuman, Sparkle Through Chemo, Tan-Luxe, This Is Silk, Votary, W7
Lead partners: CEW UK; Harvey Nichols and Tesco.
The campaign is being backed by a host of fantastic ambassadors, dedicated to raising awareness of gynaecological health, breaking taboos and highlighting barriers to healthcare, including: Dr Amir Khan, Caroline Hirons, Cherry Healey, Ciara Lawrence, Dr Anita Mitra and many more.
For more information about key signs and symptoms, and the Eve Appeal’s latest survey, visit eveappeal.org.uk