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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week – 22-28 January 2018

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is coming up: 22nd – 28th January 2018. The theme this year is “Reduce your risk”.  Please see the information below from Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust website on how you can get involved to help raise awareness. The information can also be accessed at:

The facts:

  • 2 women lose their lives to the disease every day
  • 9 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day
  • 75% of cervical cancers can be prevented by cervical screening (smear test)

How you can get involved:

  1. Hold an awareness day in your office, business, university, GP surgery or community centre: You can order our free materials to display and hand out. Check out some tips on raising awareness locally
  2. Share your story: If you have been personally affected by cervical cancer or abnormalities and would like to talk about your experience to raise awareness then please get in touch
  3. Use social media: Share the below images on social media to help us spread the word about cervical cancer prevention
  4. Write a blog or create a news story, contact your local newspaper to let them know about the campaign
  5. Host a fundraising event: Bake cakes, dress in pink, organise a work quiz or sponsored cycle. Every pound raised will help us to raise awareness and support those affected
  6. Contact your MP to raise awareness of the issues surrounding cervical cancer and prevention in your local area
  7. Get your workplace to sign up to Time to Test, a campaign which raises awareness of cervical cancer in the workplace and ensures female employees can have the time to attend cervical screening if they are unable to get an appointment outside of working hours
  8. Join our #SmearForSmear campaign to help us spread the word about the importance of smear tests in preventing cervical cancer.

For extra information about the campaign, please email ”

Also, the website has images that can be used as part of the campaign, please see links below (to use the images please right click on them and select Save As):


Smear test overdue poster

Social media

Reduce your risk Twitter image

Smear test overdue Twiter image

Reduce your risk Facebook cover photo 

Smear Test overdue Facebook cover