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Kristin Hallenga

Founder of CoppaFeel! Breast cancer awareness charity. Diagnosed with stage four breast cancer at 23 years, she has survived her original prognosis by having terminal cancer for over twelve years.

Kristin Hallenga is a founder of breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel!. She received public attention after being profiled in Kris: Dying to Live, a documentary that covered her experience living with breast cancer and her mission to get cancer education on the school curriculum – which she later succeeded. She has been awarded a Pride of Britain Award, a woman of the year award and an honorary doctorate in Public Administration from Nottingham Trent University. She has recently written a book titled ‘Glittering a Turd’ which will be released in summer 2021.

Kris was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 23. Her doctor originally dismissed a breast tumour as “hormonal” leading to a late diagnosis. Due to this, she now lives with stage four breast cancer. Despite cancer having spread to her liver and her bones, and having had a lesion on her brain, Kris has survived her original prognosis by having terminal cancer for over twelve years.

Kristin Hallenga is speaking at 14:45.
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