By Miss Tees Valley Org, Jan 19 2017 04:37PM
Miss Tees Valley 2016, Ellie Tyers takes part in the incredibly important Smear for Smear Campaign.
The Smear for Smear campaign from Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust urges women to smear lipstick on to their faces, take a ‘selfie’ and share it on social media with #SmearforSmear and @JoTrust. They are encouraged to nominate others to do the same, to highlight the importance of smear tests to combat cervical cancer.
The charity says cervical screening saves 5,000 lives a year yet one in five women who are eligible to attend do not take up their invitation. For young women aged 25 to 29 this rises to one in three.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust comms manager Maddy Durrant said she believed "hundreds" of posts had been published already since the campaign was launched on Sunday.
Cervical cancer can be prevented.
Join the campaign at 11am on 22 January 2017 and share your #SmearForSmear to raise awareness of the importance of smear tests in preventing cervical cancer. The campaign runs from 22-28 January during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.