Sunday, August 28, 2011

Liptember Countdown

Ok so I have been hinting about the word of a few days but what on earth is Liptember you may be asking. Liptember is a month long campaign run in September every year to raise awareness and funds for women’s health. Funds raised will be donated to the Centre for Women’s Mental Health and Lifeline Australia. But how are funds raised you may ask and what can I do? Its simple we are encourage women to buy and wear the ‘Liptember’ lippy in the month of September, gaining sponsorship from family, friends and co workers.

So our mission is to raise the awareness of gender specific mental health issues for women, funding research and programs that can be implemented to achieve optimal health outcomes for women.

You still may be asking WHY?? Here are just a few reason why we are raising money.

  • Providing a new approach to addressing women's health equity.
  • Improve the health and well being of all women in Australia.
  • Gain valuable insight into women’s mental health issues and the reasons behind them.
  • Breaking down the barriers to accessing women’s health care.
  • Promoting that women and men have different mental health needs.
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles and participation in health decision making and management.
  • Promoting female social inclusion.

The official Liptember Lippy is Burt's Bees Hibiscus Tinted Lip Balm which can be found on the counter of the Essentials department at any Myer store nationwide. However My personal aim is to always be wearing my Liptember lippy or another great color and as proof I will be blogging my lippy choices each day.

Now the big question....How can you help? I have an online profile and if you follow the link you can donate online, or simply go into Myers and pick up your lippy, or if you see me you can make your donation in person and I will ensure it gets to the liptember fundraising department.

And just so you know here are The Rules I will be following

The rules are simple listen here,
A month is all it takes my dear.
All you girls out and about,
Always display your Liptember pout.
Whether it be work or play,
The lipstick must always stay.
When the weekend comes around,
Show it off out on town.
But don’t forget rule number one,
Liptember is all for having fun.

Women participating in Liptember must wear the lipstick throughout
September at work and when out and about.


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