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Book Check 101
If there’s one piece of advice I’d give to my younger self, it would be this. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer, aged 23. I had been unaware that breast cancer could affect people in their twenties and knew very little about the disease. I’m not sure I realised it at the time, but finding out I had cancer forced me to confront an unexpected choice. Let life happen to me? Or grab on and try to change it? I chose the latter.
Together with my twin sister Maren (and some friends) I set up a charity, CoppaFeel! In the ten years since, we’ve talked boobs and pecs with people across the nation and given young people the tools they need to be proactive about their health and their future.
You’ll only get one life, so grab on to it, the highs, the lows and your wonderful body. Click the button below to get the low down on checking and how CoppaFeel! can remind you. It could save your life.
– Kris Hallenga, CoppaFeel! Co-Founder
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Book Check 101
Our complete guide on how to check your boobs, and what you should be looking out for when you CoppaFeel!
For our 10th birthday, we’re not looking back to see how far we’ve come. We’re celebrating how we’ve helped changed people’s futures. Because grabbing life by the boobs isn’t just an attitude, it’s the best way of getting to know your body and putting the future in your hands.
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Knowing your boobs could save your life, so sign up for one of our regular reminders to check your boobs.
Bar Manager | London
Chemical Engineering Student | Kettering
Writer | Bedfordshire
Founder of Black Women Rising | London
“Early detection of breast cancer saves lives, I’m a living example of that. I’m all for doing whatever we can to normalise boob checking on a regular basis- it’s essential now that the number of people affected by cancer keeps rising and rising each year. I hope that people will look at this campaign and realise that cancer doesn’t have to be scary- there are people living with it and doing well. Boob checking is a normal part of life now.”
Mental Health Social Worker | Guildford
“CoppaFeel! had a Uni Boob Team at the university where I work and I actually had a friend who was diagnosed young too about 6 months before – so I was extra quick to get it checked out! I want people to understand that breast cancer can affect everyone, it doesn’t matter your age, gender or ethnicity, regular checking can make all the difference – you can still rock it during treatment and come out stronger than ever!”
For media enquiries or to download our press pack, head to the CoppaFeel! press room.