A few weeks ago I was invited along to Y Salon in Newcastle for a very special and inspiring event.
The salon, which is located in Eldon Garden, teamed up with Kevin Murphy and CoppaFeel to help raise awareness and spread the word to get people to check their boobs and pecs regularly for any changes…because knowing your body could save your life.
Tracie, a boobette for CoppaFeel, came along to the salon and spoke to us about the charity, how to spot symptoms and also shared her own story of living with breast cancer. Her honesty and positivity was truly inspiring! To find out more about her, check out her Instagram!
Did you know that 1 in 8 women experience breast cancer in their lifetime, AND that 400 men are diagnosed every year in the UK? I didn’t.
CoppaFeel charity exists to do three things…
To ENCOURAGE you to check your boobs regularly.
To EDUCATE you on the signs to be aware of.
And to EMPOWER you to seek advice from a doctor if you notice something that’s not normal for you.
If in doubt, get it checked out!
If you’re checking your body regularly for any changes or symptoms, you’re more likely to spot cancer sooner – and if you catch breast cancer in the early stages, you have a much better chance of fighting it!
I’m pretty sure that you’ll agree with me when I say it’s definitely a topic we need to talk about more.
The more we talk about it, the more awareness we raise…which in turn means the more likely you are to notice if something doesn’t seem right! CoppaFeel are doing amazing work in spreading the word – whatever your age or gender, knowing your body and being aware of the symptoms of breast cancer is really important. If you need info on how to check your boobs, have a look at their Boob Check 101!
If you’re like me and have a terrible memory, CoppaFeel also have a handy text service which reminds you every month to check your boobs! You can sign up for the service here.
So what are you waiting for? Spread the word and COPPAFEEL!