CoppaFeel! founder Kristin Hallenga was yesterday named DFS Women of the Year Outstanding Young Campaigner, celebrating the tremendous work that Kris has done to raise awareness of self boob examinations. When Kristin was just 23 she found a lump on her breast but due to her young age she struggled to be taken seriously. The lump turned out to be terminal cancer and six years on it has spread to her spine, pelvis, hips, liver and brain.
Despite all this, Kristin has made it her mission in life to get girls of her generation familiar with checking their boobs and founded CoppaFeel! in 2009 with her twin sister Maren. Among other projects the charity is now working on the ‘bra hijack‘ campaign, calling for bra manufacturers to sew labels into bras reminding women to check their boobs.
Kris said: “I am incredibly touched and honoured to be a Woman of the Year, particularly considering the fantastic company that I am in. At CoppaFeel! we aim to help not only women, but entire families and I am so pleased that our work is being recognised, and I can only hope that it is making a difference.”