You can’t prevent cancer, but you can prevent late diagnosis. This is one of the key missions of CoppaFeel!. Their team aims to educate people on getting to know their boobs and this is why I have decided to run my first half marathon and raise 500 euros for CoppaFeel!. Kris Halenga, the founder, was diagnosed at the age of 23, which hit me very personally. She was the same age as I am now. It can happen to anyone of us.
“Too many women, and men, die of breast cancer due to late detection.
Currently over 2000 cases are diagnosed at stage 4 each year – there is no stage 5.
This is unnecessary.”
I first heard about CoppaFeel! through my university’s Uni Boob Team when I was an undergraduate at the University of Surrey. The UBTs are a vital part of CoppaFeel!’s work in sharing the message about boob awareness to young people at an earlier stage.
While my ultimate dream is to see CoppaFeel! and the Uni Boob Teams grow internationally, especially in Belgium, I hope that my fundraising will support them in their current efforts in the UK as well as spread the Boob message through our online world.
If you’d like to find out more about CoppaFeel! follow this link here: What we do
How can your donations help?
Every donation, big or small, can help in different ways:
- £2/€2.7 enables Coppafeel! to send SMS reminders to 40 people every month.
- £50/€68 can help them send one of their Boobettes to raise awareness in a school or work place.
- £1000/€1372 can help cover the costs of being at a music festival to target around 50,000 people.
Fundraising on JustGiving
I have decided to fundraise through JustGiving as it is an incredibly secure and fast way to donate. The money goes directly to the charity which essentially cuts costs so that donations can have the most effect.
I would greatly appreciate it if you could support CoppFeel!, no matter how big or small a donation, through my fundraising page here:
If you are unable to donate, sharing the JustGiving fundraising page will not only take just a second, but it can also help spread the CoppaFeel! message and remind young people to get to know their boobs!