eos partners with Get Lippy campaign to support cancer research

By Becky Bargh | Published: 29-May-2018

The Get Lippy initiative helps fund the UK’s Gynaecological Cancer Research Charity, The Eve Appeal, and raises awareness of five types of gynae-cancers

Lip and skin care brand eos is supporting The Eve Appeal’s Get Lippy campaign to help raise awareness and funding for types of gynaecological cancers.

When customers purchase an eos lip balm at Tesco, 10% of the RRP will be donated to The Eve Appeal.

Consumers can choose from the brand’s Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Mint or Coconut Milk scented lip balms (£6.50 each).

The Eve Appeal is the only charity in the UK that supports funding and awareness of womb, ovarian, cervical, vaginal and vulval cancer.

According to the charity, the awareness levels of these cancers are low, but over 21,000 women are diagnosed with a form gynaecological cancer every year in the UK.

This results in 58 women being diagnosed with a type of gynaecological cancer every day and 21 women losing their battle with a type of gynaecological cancer daily.

The charity was founded in 1996 by friends Peter Vagn-Jensen and Professor Ian Jacobs, after Vagn-Jensen’s wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Jacobs acted as her consultant and the duo endeavoured to set up the fundraising charity, but were unable to save her life.

The charity now has 31 research institutions across 15 countries, with a primary research team in the UK at University College London.

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