Our love story started back in early 2015 when Saks, the UK’s leading hair and beauty salon group, chose #TeamEve as their official Charity partner.
Since then, they have been surpassing fundraising target after fundraising target – wowing us with their fantastic enthusiasm and commitment to the cause. Whether that’s been holding a range of evening events, displaying awareness materials in salons to talking to customers to help smash the taboos which sadly still exist around these women-specific cancers.
Saks have certainly been busy raising much-needed funds for our pioneering medical research into early detection, risk-prediction and prevention of all five gynae cancers; womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal. Yet we couldn’t do what we do without the support of corporate partners like Saks, and whilst our ambition is guaranteed, our funding is not.
So what now you might be asking? Well, Saks salons have pledged to raise a grand total of £250,000 by 2020 and to date they are half way to achieving this very ambitious effort – raising an amazing £125,000.
Janet King, Head of Marketing at Saks UK, says: “We’re so thrilled with our fundraising achievements. For The Eve Appeal’s recent Get Lippy campaign, we put the emphasis on shouting about the importance of getting your smear when it’s due and getting checked out if something seems wrong. We’re also encouraging parents to teach daughters the correct language to use so they’re not embarrassed to talk to their GPs about gynaecological issues. VERY proud of our progress to date!”
Athena Lamnisos, CEO of The Eve Appeal, said: “Target smashing Team Saks have done it again! Past the midway mark of reaching a fundraising target that will help us save women’s lives through raising awareness and funding world-class research. We’re so thrilled to count Saks as a special partner and have the whole Saks team championing Eve and women’s health up and down the country, all year round. Baking, running, taking on challenges, organising super-glizty and glam events – all to make the cancers that affect far too many mums, daughters, sisters and friends. There’s so much power in Saks4Eve. We can’t wait to see what they’ve got planned for 2019!”
So far Saks salons across the UK have raised funds in a variety of ways, whether it was taking part in a range of sporting challenges, freefalling through the air in as part of a sky dive, to holding tea parties, or quite literally getting lippy about gynae cancers and so much more!
It seems the Saks teams can’t get enough of running: running The Great North Run, marathons, obstacle runs, colour runs, and fun runs to name just a few. We’re also aware that they even have a tuck shop at Saks HQ with funds directly benefiting The Eve Appeal.
Anything goes when it comes to raising funds for #TeamEve it seems!
We are so grateful to have Saks as one of our many corporate partners, and we wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone at Saks for getting involved, and for your amazing, and continued support of The Eve Appeal. The enthusiasm which you’ve shown is incredible and we wouldn’t be able to fund our ground-breaking gynaecological cancer research projects without supporters like yours. We’re incredibly proud of all you’ve achieved.
SAKS’ big objective is to show just how much they care about women by supporting The Eve Appeal, so why not check out your nearest Saks salon to get Saksy in the name of women’s cancers. You can find your nearest salon here or email Saks directly to find out what’s happening in the world of #SAKS4EVE near you.