with secondary breast cancer at only 23 years old, Kris Hallenga was cast
straight into a blurry and unexpected chapter of her life. Determined to ensure
this wasn’t to happen to other young women in Britain and just 2 months
following her diagnosis, CoppaFeel! was born.
this unique breast cancer awareness charity with the aim to reduce the
incidence of late detection or misdiagnosed breast cancer. Now in its tenth
year, Kris and CoppaFeel! have successfully reached out to thousands of women
in the UK and are saving lives. She is now a part-time ambassador for the
charity, so when she’s not with her team of 11 at Boob HQ in London, she is on
the road making new awareness projects and campaign come to life, meeting with
MPs, giving talks or writing her column for the Sun.
charity is responsible for some of the most daring and creative advertising
campaigns in the UK, with Kris being shortlisted for Third Sector’s most
admired charity CEO in Britain and presented with an honorary Doctorate from
Nottingham Trent University for her services to women’s health in the UK. Some
days she even finds time to have the cancer treatments that keep her here!
hear Kris talk about her journey and this unique breast cancer awareness
charity with Edinburgh Napier Chancellor, David Eustace on 29 January.
Wednesday, 29 January at 6.30pm
Stewart Lecture Theatre, Craiglockhart campus
further information and to book your tickets for this event, click here.