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Tuesday 06 October 2015

CoppaFeel! The Boobettes Need Your Support Via Brightonian's Crowdfunder Campaign

Sarah Evans from Brighton has launched a Crowdfunder campaign to raise £2,500 for breast cancer awareness charity, CoppaFeel!.

Funds raised from Sarah's Crowdfunder project will be used to support the CoppaFeel! 'Boobette' volunteers as they look to reach out to more and more community groups, schools and businesses across the UK. 

CoppaFeel!'s mission is to make sure all breast cancers are diagnosed at the earliest stage possible, making treatments more effective and survival rates higher. 

Funds raised will enable the charity to continue to educate young people about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, highlighting that knowing their boobs could potentially save their life. 

With nearly 12,000 people dying from breast cancer every year in the UK, getting to know your body and spotting any changes early is vital.

Sarah said: "As a Boobette, in my spare time I visit schools, colleges, businesses, even community groups across Sussex in order to spread awareness amongst young people. 

"We are a group of young women aged between 18-35 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, have had a scare or are passionate about spreading awareness. 

"We share our own experiences in order to engage audiences and encourage them to start a habit of a lifetime.  

"The Boobette programme has been running since 2011, helping to increase awareness of signs and symptoms, spread the importance of self-checking from an early age and empowering the young people of Sussex to feel confident about speaking to their GP if they spot anything abnormal. 

"I'm part of an 80-strong army of Boobetts across the UK and we are all incredibly passionate about saving lives. But none of this can happen; we can not continue to make a difference without your help!"

The North Laine Brewhouse in Brighton are offering a meal for two people and a brewery tour for two people in return for pledges towards the crowdfunding project.

Sophie Dopierala, Health and Education Manager at CoppaFeel!, added: 

"This campaign is to fund CoppaFeel!'s education programme which is a core part of the work that we do to get young people checking their boobs! 

"Through visiting schools and colleges, we are able to encourage young people to get to know their bodies at an early age and start healthy habits for life. 

"We share Boobette"s stories to challenge the belief that this is a disease that only affects older women. 

"All the funds pledged from the campaign will go towards growing the Boobette programme and ensuring we can carry out more sessions in new areas, equipped with the tools we need to educate young people about checking their boobs!"

by: Mike Cobley


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