Every year in the UK it is estimated that around 18,000 women face a diagnosis of gynaecological cancer. The prognosis is not good for this disease and it is estimated that of these 18,000, nearly 8,000 will die from the cancer. This equates to around 50 women in the country every day being told that they are suffering from this disease.
One of the reasons that this disease is so prevalent and fatal is because women don’t know what to look for in terms of gynaecological cancer. In order to rectify this problem, the Eve Appeal, is working to increase women’s awareness of the five different types of gynaecological cancer.
Funny Feet campaign
Funny Feet encourages people to get involved, not only to learn about the signs and symptoms of these cancers but also to raise money to fund vital world-class research to help save women’s lives.
To take part in Funny Feet you just have to wear the ‘wrong shoes’ somewhere and make a donation to The Eve Appeal.
wellies to work
slippers to school
heels to hockey
flip flops to football
boots to ballet
odd shoes to the opera
clogs for clubbing
The only limit is your imagination and safety but don’t forget “between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out” Iris Murdoch
Gather your group, (schools, clubs, offices, gyms etc) and register your Funny Feet Day fundraising event. Try sponsored group shoe swapping events – football team in ballet pumps versus ballet troupe in football boots. Or how about sponsoring John from Accounts to wear killer heels for the day? Just how long will he last?
Step into the shoes of Elvis Presley when he said “I think I have something tonight that’s not quite correct for evening wear. Blue suede shoes.”
Research recently conducted by The Eve Appeal revealed that one in four women find talking about gynaecological symptoms embarrassing, even with friends and family. We need to put the ‘shoe on the other foot’ and turn this around.
Says Robert Marsh, CEO of The Eve Appeal, “We know that earlier diagnosis of gynaecological cancers can help save lives so let’s stop pussyfooting around, break down that wall of embarrassment and get talking to share vital information”
“The Eve Appeal website contains valuable information to inform and educate women about the signs and symptoms to look out for”. Go to www.eveappeal.org.uk for further information or to register your Funny Feet day.