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Squeeze the Day

It's not every day that I make a boob* pun on the SU blog, but my hopes was that it would grab your attention. If you're reading this, then it must have!

Today is World Cancer Day, and did you know that 1 in 7 women in the UK will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime? That's over 55,000 women who are diagnosed every year in the UK, including around 2,300 women under the age of 39. It might surprise you to find out that 400 men a year are also diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK.

CoppaFeel! are the first breast cancer charity in the UK to solely create awareness amongst young people, with the aim of instilling the knowledge and tools we need to get to know our bodies. They like to talk about a serious message in a lighthearted way, empowering people to start healthy habits for life. By empowering young people to know their normal and establish healthy behaviours from an early age, it can help to catch breast cancer early, meaning you have a very high chance of surviving!

CoppaFeel!'s mission is to ensure all breast cancers are diagnosed early and correctly by…

  • Encouraging you to check your boobs* and pecs regularly from a young age.

  • Educating you on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

  • Empowering you to seek advice from a doctor if symptoms persist.

Plymouth College of Art's Uni Boob Team

"Breast cancer is something very close to my heart, having many family members who have suffered with it. Last academic year, back when I was Marketing and Enterprise Lead, I set up a education and freebies table for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as running events throughout the month and raising money for three different breast cancer charities. This year, I decided to become a Uni Boob Team Leader and start up a Uni Boob Team here at PCA!" - Harriet Moore, Student Union President

Our annual goal is to raise £1,000, so if you're in the position to donate, please donate via this link:


Harriet Moore

Student Union President

*CoppaFeel! is for guys, gals and non-binary pals, so don't be put off by the use of 'boob'. They refer to boobs (or pecs) instead of ‘breasts’ because their research suggests young people respond best to informal language rather than clinical terms.

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