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Chancellor Talk with Kris Hallenga: How to Glitter a Turd

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Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre

Edinburgh Napier University

Craiglockhart Campus, Glenlockhart Road

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Diagnosed with secondary breast cancer at only 23 years old, Kris Hallenga was cast straight into a blurry and unexpected chapter of her life. Determined to ensure this wasn’t to happen to other young women in Britain and just 2 months following her diagnosis, CoppaFeel! was born.

Kris lead this unique breast cancer awareness charity with the aim to reduce the incidence of late detection or misdiagnosed breast cancer. Now in its 10th year, Kris and CoppaFeel! have successfully reached out to thousands of women in the UK and are saving lives. She is now a part-time ambassador for the charity, so when she’s not with her team of 11 at Boob HQ in London, she is on the road making new awareness projects and campaign come to life, meeting with MPs, giving talks or writing her column for the Sun. She runs a charity that is responsible for some of the most daring and creative advertising campaigns in the UK, with an accolade of being shortlisted for Third Sector’s most admired charity CEO in Britain and presented with an honorary Doctorate from Nottingham Trent University for her services to women’s health in the UK. Some days she even finds time to have cancer treatments that keep her here!

Come and hear Kris talk about her journey and this unique breast cancer awareness charity, Kris is not cancer free – and never will be, but she’s keeping as well as she can. She pours her heart, soul and a truckload of kick–ass into making a success of CoppaFeel!, not only refusing to let cancer wreck her party, but refusing to let it ruin yours too!


Time: 6.30pm (doors open at 6pm). Followed by a drinks reception at 7.30pm

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