My name is Lauren and I’m 23 years old from Essex. I work as an investigator in London full time.
On 22 July 2018 until 27 July 2018 I’ll be trekking in Transylvania with Coppafeel and Fabulous magazine. I’ll be trekking for up to 8 hours every day and climbing over 2400m above sea level! Tom Fletcher and Lisa Snowden are also doing the trek, and they’ll be a group of around 40 of us, all raising funds for Coppafeel.
My sponsorship page is:
Coppafeel is a breast cancer charity that wants to spread the word on how to check your boobs and the symptoms that you should be aware of. Coppafeel wants to live in a world where breast cancer is diagnosed at the earliest stage possible, and the funds I’m raising will be used to do this.
When you check your breasts, look out for things such as rashes, discharge, skin puckering or your boobs being an odd shape. Remember to check for swelling under your armpits and collarbone, and for any odd lumps – no matter how big or small.
If you have breast implants and you go for a mammogram, tell your radiographer of your implants because the screenings are less accurate if you’ve had a little help in the bust department!
I applied for a position to take part in this trek because breast cancer has hugely affected my family. My aunt was fighting breast cancer alongside her daughter – Janice – who was also fighting breast cancer. Janice was in her early 30’s when she lost her fight, although my aunt made a full recovery.
I’m not a mother myself, but I can only begin to imagine the pain and guilt my aunt must’ve felt that her daughter lost her fight and she didn’t. Janice is, and always will be missed. She was taken at such a young age it’s just not fair, and I don’t want anyone to suffer losing a loved one because of cancer. So if I can make one person check their breasts – I’ll be happy.
I’m looking to raise at least £2200 for Coppafeelthrough my trek – and trust me it isn’t going to be easy as you’ll more likely find me propping up my local bar, with a bag of chips in my hand!
I’ll be posting updates of my journey before, during,and after the trek! So any support you can give me will be appreciated!
If you want to get involved in the work Coppafeel do, then please visit their website on www.coppafeel.org