oobs will be the focus on campus this week, all thanks to CoppaFeel!’s Exeter University branch.
As part of their “Boob Week”, the Exeter Uni Boob Team will be on campus all week promoting early detection of breast cancer.
Kickstarting the week with a Regina George-themed social in aid of the organisation on Tuesday, the team will be inviting students to join them for a night out at Unit 1 with holes cut in their t-shirts inspired by the Mean Girls character’s infamous look.
From 20 to 24 October, students will be able to spot campus’ CoppaFeel! team dressed in themed costumes and will be able to enjoy a selection of boob-themed bakes during Tuesday’s Cake Sale.
Throughout the week, the team will also be encouraging students to sign up for CoppaFeel!’s free text service by sending “UBT EXETER” to 70500 in order to receive a monthly breast check reminder.
So far this term, the society has already led a successful ‘bathroom takeover’, having accessorised University gym showers with stickers reminding students to shampoo, condition and “coppafeel”.
Founded in 2009 by Kris Hallenga, who was diagnosed with stage 4 incurable breast cancer at the age of 23, the charity aims to promote healthy conversations around breast health and eradicate taboos and misconceptions around the disease.
Following significant media coverage on Lorraine and ITVBe, the organisation now includes Fearne Cotton and Greg James amongst its patrons and has just released a by Rae Morris.
The organisation has many household names on board, with Fearne Cotton and Greg James among its patrons, and a new charity single ‘Don’t Go’ by Rae Morris. This year has also seen significant media coverage on Lorraine and ITVBe with their new campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month #BreastMates.
Georgina Dorr, Social Media Manager of the Exeter Uni Boob Team, told Exeposé: “I really think it’s important to take the taboo away from Breast Cancer and to get young people to talk about it, and most importantly, to check your boobs!”
“So many people associate Breast Cancer with older women, but young women (and men!) can get it too so it’s so important to keep checking your boobs now so you know exactly what normal feels like so you can spot any changes. It sounds corny, but it could save your life,” she added.