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CoppaFeel is helping educate young people about breast cancer awareness

Last updated:
24th January 2020

Breast cancer might not be something you want to think about, let alone when you’re at school, but unfortunately it can happen to people at young ages, just ask CoppaFeel founder Kristin Hallenga.

“Kris was diagnosed when she was 23,” says Sophie Dopierala, who’s spreading the company’s message here at Bett today. “So she started CoppaFeel in 2009 to educate people about the disease and how to check for signs.”

After finding a lump at 22, Kris was unaware that breast cancer could affect people in their twenties and knew very little about the disease. It struck her that there was very little information out there for young people, so she wanted to get the message out there to young people that catching cancer early means you have a higher chance of surviving and recovering.

On the school section of the website you’ll find lesson plans, posters and a support module you can take to help you teach about this difficult subject.

CoppaFeel takes its message into schools to encourage healthy behaviours from a young age, including awareness sessions with the Boobettes, young women who have been affected by breast cancer in some way before the age of 35.