Who have you chosen:
Coppafeel, they're a charity with the purpose of increasing awareness of cancers amongst young people, promoting the understanding of breast cancer through education and awareness.
What Inspired you about Coppafeel? Kristin Hallenga, Coppafeel's Founder, presented at an event I attended last year. She shared the story of her recent self, that is to say the story from discovering a lump in her chest, that was initially dismissed as probably hormonal, to being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer at just 23. There isn't a stage 5.
Kris, by sharing her very real, and scary experience, highlighted how unaware a lot of us probably are on the risks of young people developing very serious illnesses. Her story, told, it's got to be said, with an enviable good nature, was a very poignant, significant moment in the day, that reinforced for me that what we do at BMI, is, always, only, about people. Very real, courageous, inspiring people like Kris.
So I would urge anyone who has a sister, a daughter, a young friend of either gender, to spend even just a few minutes on Coppafeel to read Kris' story, and see some of the great work they're doing to help young people.