ART FOR JO'S

Emerging Women Artists Unite To Raise Awareness of Cervical Cancer In Support of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

Emily Bartlett, Gina Bean, Diana Halbert, Alice Nava, Alice Neave and Chloё Tinsley

7 & 8 March 2018, 6.30-9pm

Six contemporary women artists unite to create a unique exhibition supporting Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. Art for Jo’s will go on display from the opening evening on Wednesday 7th March to the second private view on Thursday 8th March, coinciding with International Women’s Day. There is a great deal of synergy between Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and the participating artists, who share a common goal to make cervical cancer a thing of the past. Works range from £40 to £3,500, with all proceeds going to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

Amelia Maxwell, Curator of Art for Jo's, said: “My husband’s mother sadly died aged 40 in 1999 from Cervical Cancer. Following Jo’s diagnosis in 1995, Jo and James (father) had difficulty finding information about every aspect of cervical cancer. It was their hope that one day everyone would have easy access to the best and most up to date information and medical advice which is why Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust was set by James in 1999. Most importantly for Jo, it was her wish that women affected by cervical cancer would have the opportunity to communicate with others facing similar challenges.”

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trusts continues to set new dialogues for the ways in which cervical cancer should be addressed, talked about and supported for the decades to come. It is the only UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. Their mission is to see cervical cancer prevented and reduce the impact for everyone affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer through providing the highest quality information and support, and campaigning for excellence in cervical cancer treatment and prevention.

“We are really grateful to Amelia for holding this event. Over 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year in the UK and a further 220,000 with a cervical abnormality. We want to be there for every woman who needs us, for as long as they need us. The money raised through this event will help us to be there for more women at the time when they need us the most. Thank you to all of the artists for their support and I hope the event is a huge success.” Robert Music, Chief Executive of Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust 

ABOUT JO’S CERVICAL CANCER TRUST

Every day in the UK, two women die from cervical cancer with over 3,000 newly diagnosed each year and facing an uncertain future. In addition 220,000 women are told each year that they may have a cervical abnormality that might require treatment. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. We provide information, emotional and practical support to women, their families and friends affected, 24 hours a day and at every step of the journey. We also campaign for excellence in treatment, support and care and raise awareness of the importance of prevention and early detection to the public, health professionals and key decision makers.

PRESS CONTACTS: Amelia Maxwell - ameliamaxwell@icloud.com / 07502315627

BUY TICKETS: to buy a ticket for the evening of 7th or 8th March, please donate £10 per person to our just giving page (please state which evening you will be attending): www.justgiving.com/fundraising/amelia-maxwell

All donations to go Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust: www.jostrust.org.uk