Beauty expert Caroline Hirons joins quest to raise awareness of gynaecological cancers

Beauty and skincare expert Caroline Hirons has been announced as an Eve Appeal Ambassador, and is calling on women across the UK to help raise awareness of gynae cancers.

Caroline, who last week launched The Eve Appeal’s new Bubbles & Bush fundraising activity, is joining the quest to raise awareness of these often forgotten cancers that cover womb, ovarian, cervical vulval and vaginal cancers.

 

Caroline hosted the event on board the Good Ship Benefit, where guests were treated to a wealth of beauty advice, treatments and a glass of fizz at the very first ‘Bubbles &Bush’ party.

With September being Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, the charity is urging women of all ages to gather their friends together and host a Bubbles & Bush girls’ night in, raising vital funds for The Eve Appeal, the only national gynae cancer charity in the UK that funds research for all five gynae cancers. The premise is simple, get your friends together, arrange an evening of pampering and fizz and shun the embarrassment and taboos that continue to exist around gynae issues and cancers.

 

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Recent findings revealed by the charity found that there is still an alarming lack of awareness of these cancers, with 1 in 7 women unable to name a single gynaecological cancer.

Each year in the UK, over 21,000 women are diagnosed with one of these cancers and 7,700 women die – that’s 21 mothers, daughters, sisters, wives and partners each day. The Eve Appeal is determined to change these shocking statistics.

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Commenting on her new role as Eve ambassador of the charity, Caroline Hirons said: “The Eve Appeal is a very important charity and I’m thrilled to be working as an Ambassador. It’s a subject very close to my heart, as when I was 16 years old my family lost our beloved Grandmother to cervical cancer.

“Gynaecological cancers are so easily forgotten and through initiatives like Bubbles and Bush we will be able to reach out to women everywhere and get them talking about these cancers.”

Athena Lamnisos, Chief Executive of The Eve Appeal said: “It is wonderful of Caroline to join us as an ambassador of The Eve Appeal. With 1 in 5 women unable to name a single sign or symptom of gynaecological cancers, and with almost a third of 16 to 35 year olds avoiding going to the doctors as they are too embarrassed to talk about these issues, the need to break the stigma and raise awareness has never been more urgent.”

“We are all incredibly grateful to Caroline and are very much looking forward to working with her.”

To find out more and sign up to Bubbles and Bush click here.