Saks UK Raises Over £100K For The Eve Appeal
Saks, the UK’s biggest hair and beauty salon group is thrilled to announce a very special milestone in its national charity partnership with The Eve Appeal. At time of print the brand has raised £102,251.24 to help fund essential research into the five women-only cancers of the cervix, ovaries, vagina, vulva and womb.
Saks has a heritage of over 40 years and an ethos of making women look and feel special by providing exceptional hair and beauty in the hands of its expert stylists and therapists. In 2015 the brand decided to take its ethos to a deeper level to support its community of women and launched a partnership with The Eve Appeal. Its the only national charity dedicated to raising awareness and funds for its pioneering research for women of today and the future.
Currently 55 women are diagnosed with one of the five gynaecological cancers every day in the UK. It’s a tough topic to bring up in conversation but unfortunately that means these cancers are rarely discussed and too-little known about. And hair and beauty salons are a perfect place to strike up this conversation.
Since 2015, Saks people have baked, blow-dried, massaged, nail-painted, pants paraded, ran, raffled, sky-dived, spray-tanned, walked, waxed and zip-wired their way past £100,000. All that and much more – all with amazing support from their customers, suppliers, friends and family.
How #SAKS4EVE Fundraising Could Help Save Lives
1) £10 the cost of a blood sample collection kit, helping to develop one test to predict four female cancers.
2)£15 pays for information on all five women’s cancers to be sent to 10 supporters holding their own awareness raising events.
3)£20 to buy a collection kit needed for a cervical cell sample to establish whether it could be used to assess a woman’s risk of developing breast, ovarian, cervical and womb cancers
4)£50 to provide an hour of confidential, up-to-date information and support from The Eve Appeal’s gynaecological cancer nurse specialist.
5)£250 to cover the cost of a genetic test for BRCA1/2 and Lynch Syndrome that can indicate whether a woman is at increased risk of developing breast, ovarian or womb cancers.
6)£1,000 to help fund a dedicated weekly clinic to provide advice and support for patients who are donating samples and have been diagnosed with cancer or are at high risk of developing cancer
7)£5,000 to cover the cost of a set of micro beads that test for specific immune cells, which play a vital role in the early development of cancer.
Visit SAKS.CO.UK to find your nearest salon and get in touch with #Saks4Eve. Salons nationwide. Text SAKS15 and your donation (£2, £5 or £10) to 70070.