University Boob Team launch campaign for breast cancer awareness

The University of Lincoln’s Boob Team have lined up a number of events this Christmas to raise awareness and funds for the charity CoppaFeel. 

CoppaFeel is a charity aimed at raising awareness and the importance of checking your breasts or pecks. This is recommended at least once a month to spot signs of breast cancer at an early stage. It was set up in 2009 by co-founder Kristin Hallenga, after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 23.  

The upcoming events are part of the campaign, ‘12 Days of Titmas’, which starts today and includes: 

  • Shower hijacks around Lincoln Courts and Gateway throughout the 12 days. 
  • A documentary screening on CoppaFeel hosted in Minerva building in the room MB1020 on Tuesday 4th, 5-7pm. 
  • CoppaFeel aided ‘Snow Rave’ at Home Nightclub on Tuesday 11th at the last union event of 2018. This will feature games, glitter tattoo stations and free giveaways.   
  • On the last day there will be a bucket collection  
  • Social media awareness  

The team consists of Grace Thompson, Juliet Horner, Katie Lovelock and Brogan Quinn. Photo credit: Brogan Quinn

Team leader Grace Thompson said: “We want to show people that there is a way, to not to be scared of it. This healthy habit of checking your boobs regularly, just doing something so simple as that can really change your life.” 

 

“The majority of people know somebody who has had, or is suffering with breast cancer and this is why we get so much support. People have had many different experiences with this topic and it such an important one to raise.”  

The campaign is running until March and is a student-led project with the Student’s Union. CoppaFeel have student teams campaigning across the UK. More information is available on their website.

According to statistics from Breast Cancer Care, around 2,200 women in the UK are diagnosed under 39 and that on average, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

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