CoppaFeel! boob teams encouraging students to coppafeel in the shower this term.
Posted by Perry Taylor , 05 October 2012 · 429 views
This Autumn, breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! are taking their ‘CoppaFeel! in the shower' campaign to 36 universities nationwide. Sponsored by very.co.uk this fun, engaging campaign aims for self-checking to become part of every student’s daily routine.
CoppaFeel’s Founder and C.E.O, Kristin Hallenga explains:
‘When’s the best time to check your boobs?’ Well, in short, any time is good for Boob Time. To keep it simple, we’re reminding students to do it in the shower. No more excuses, you’re already starkers and your boobs need some attention!’
Dedicated student ambassadors known as Uni Boob Team Leaders have been recruited at each of the 36 universities. Their role is to recruit a Boob Team and be a friendly reminder to students on campus of the need to check your breasts regularly, be familiar with what they look and feel like normally and know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
Boob Teams will invite students to sign up to CoppaFeel!’s free SMS reminder service, which sends you a free monthly reminder to check your boobs. It’s easy to join simply text PORT to 70500!
‘Coppafeel in the shower’ was successfully launched at the beginning of the Summer at some of the UK’s biggest music festivals including Bestival, V Festival and Beach Break Live; this was followed by the Uni Boob Team campaign being launched by Fearne Cotton at the annual Boob Team Leader training day held in East London. Boob Teams will be actively promoting the CoppaFeel! message from early September 2012 right up until March 2013.
Kristin Hallenga, Founder of CoppaFeel!, said “By educating the young people of today, we can shape the future of breast cancer survival in times to come. Knowledge is power, this power will in turn save lives. I only wish that someone shared this knowledge with me.”
Boob Teams will be active all over campus and want you to get involved, from playing CoppaFeel! the game to forming a team to play in the ultimate charity Boob Ball match (a.k.a dodgeball with a difference). Boob Teams have a whole host of activities up their sleeves in order to get you boob aware. So next time you are in the shower think about this article and give your boobs the once over.
Here at Portsmouth we are doing all kinds of different things to raise awareness of CoppaFeel! in Pompey. You may have bumped into the boob team at Fresher’s Fayre, or keep an eye out for them around the university and in The Waterhole playing CoppaFeel! the game. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month there’s no better time to form the habit of a lifetime and start getting to know your boobs, and the boob team are here to remind you of the importance of checking yourself. Visit the boob team on FaceBook at facebook.com/CoppaFeelPompey, or have a look at our microsite coppafeel.org/sites/Portsmouth. Also have a look at the image below for information on how to check yourself:
Visit coppafeel.org/uniboobteams to find out how to join a team or find out what your boob team is up to.