CoppaFeel! thanks supporters, including IPM
IPM chairman Becky Munday and vice chairman Graham Temple
were among the guests at a thank-you celebration organised by the IPM’s chosen
charity, CoppaFeel!, on Wednesday December 11th 2013 for its supporters.
Guests heard speeches from the
charity’s patrons, including TV star Dermot O’Leary and ocean rower Sarah Outen
MBE, and from CoppaFeel!’s founder, Kris Hallenga.
The IPM named CoppaFeel! its first ever
official charity at the start of 2013, and has been organising a range of
awareness and fundraising activities since then.
Kris Hallenga says: “We’d like to thank the IPM and its
members for their support – it really does mean a lot to us.”
Munday, chairman of the IPM, says: “We will be continuing to support CoppaFeel!
in 2014 with fundraising and awareness activities. So many people working in
our industry are in their target audience, and if we can help get CoppaFeel!’s
message out to them, we could save some lives. What’s more, there’s a lot that
IPM members can learn from CoppaFeel! about delivering a difficult message
through innovative and fun communications channels that resonate with young
the only charity in the UK specifically dedicated to raising awareness about
breast cancer amongst young people (particularly those aged 18 to 30).
aim is to stamp out late detection and misdiagnosis of breast cancer by ensuring
that people know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, know what their
breasts look and feel like normally, check them regularly throughout their
lifetime and have the confidence to seek medical referral when they detect
was founded in October 2009 by Kristin Hallenga, who now has inoperable tumours
on her spine after doctors failed to spot breast cancer not once, but twice.
She was 23 when she went to the doctors; and at 28 she has made it her mission
for the past five years to remind young women and men alike to CoppaFeel!
The picture shows (from left): IPM vice
chairman Graham Temple, CoppaFeel! founder Kris Hallenga, Leigh Temple from IPM
member Dialogue, CoppaFeel! co-founder and fundraising and
communications manager, Maren Hallenga, and IPM chairman Becky Munday.