Friday 9 October 2015
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, seven students from the University of Northampton have joined the CoppaFeel! campaign to help raise awareness of recognisable signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
Led by Gabrielle Deacon, the team consists of Kayleigh Russell, Henna Mistry, Abby Cook, Chloe Rayner, Nathan Fishburn, and Charles Turland. They will be appearing at a series of events between 19 and 23 October, including the University’s Employability Fair and Open Day and will even be supporting the Cobblers at their football match against Carlisle United!
During that week the Students’ Union will be decorated in bras and there may even been the odd boob cake available around campus in exchange for a small donation. All students can get involved with the campaign, either as part of the team or as a volunteer helping out with events.
CoppaFeel! was established to stamp out misdetection and late diagnosis and to remind young people that checking their breasts regularly could save their life. To date over 60 universities in the UK have signed up to the campaign and BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James is even on board acting as the Coppafeel! patron.
Gabrielle commented: “The University of Northampton’s Boob Team is a group of collective student volunteers who are here to spread boob love on campus! Between us we will be visible around campus, complete with our giant boob, to remind our fellow students that the sooner you get to know your own breasts, the easier it will be to detect any changes.”
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