Kris Hallenga
What happens at 23? Well, if you’re lucky, seeing a bit of the world, boozing with mates and a whole load of carefree fun. And if you’re less lucky? Incurable breast cancer. Which is precisely what happened to Kris in 2009.

Not knowing she could be diagnosed so young and having paid zero attention to her boobs in the past, she set up CoppaFeel! to ensure all breast cancers are diagnosed at a time when they can still be treated successfully, by educating young people on the signs and symptoms and the importance of checking their boobs - the only charity of its kind in the UK. So she now finds herself talking about boobs all the time, running the charity from London and executing national campaigns for us all to get to know our boobs whilst also reshaping the way we view the big scary ugly C word.

Entries by Kris Hallenga

Why Do We Need 'Breast Awareness'?

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2013 | (15:40)

I'm writing this post in response to an article written by 'breast expert' Elisabeth Dale which brought up a few issues around the topic of 'breast awarness' and why campaigns, such as CoppaFeel!, even exist. I was not asked to comment on the #BraHjack campaign when Elisabeth wrote...

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Keeping Abreast of It - Why Running a Nationwide Charity Is Worth Every Effort

(0) Comments | Posted 13 September 2012 | (00:00)

What's it really like to be the 26-year-old CEO of a life-saving national charity?

I always chuckle when I am referred to as the 'Chief Executive Officer' of CoppaFeel!. I suppose that title still conjures up old school images of a fat man, sitting behind his desk, smoking...

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