We've decided to support 'Coppafeel' as our charity this year. Cancer touches so many lives and everything we can do to catch it early increases our chances of surviving.
CoppaFeel! was founded in 2009 by Kristin Hallenga (on the right) and her twin sister Maren. Kris was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer at the age of 23. After finding a lump at 22, living abroad in China for 8 months and eventually visiting her doctor 3 times, Kris was told the news that she had incurable breast cancer. Kris was unaware that breast cancer could affect people in their twenties and knew very little about the disease. It struck her that there was very little information out there for young people, educating them about the disease, how they could be looking after themselves and informing them that breast cancer doesn’t just affect women over 50.
Although Kris will always live with cancer, she wanted to get the message out there to young people that catching cancer early means you have a higher chance of surviving and recovering. She wanted people to learn from her story and become pro-active about their own health. The idea for CoppaFeel! was born.
We'll be raising money at the Dressmakers Ball through the charity raffle and through the sale of our special 'Dressmakers Cocktail'.
Thank you for helping us support this important charity, and you should look out for a little something in your goodie bags to help you remember to check your boobies!