Inspirational cancer campaigner from Northamptonshire features in BBC3 documentary

Kristin and Maren Hallenga at the launch of the campaign
Kristin and Maren Hallenga at the launch of the campaign

A breast cancer campaigner from Northamptonshire who has inspired thousands of people across the country will be featured in a new BBC3 documentary.

Kristin Hallenga, from Daventry, launched CoppaFeel! with her sister Maren, after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. The charity recently received the support of national newspaper, The Sun, which dedicated page 3 and dozens of pages inside for Check’ Em Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for Coppafeel said the one-hour film on BBC3 tomorrow night, ‘Kris: Dying to Live’, had taken a year to film.

“It follows our inspirational young founder Kris and her life, living with cancer, her relationships with her family and friends and her mission to ensure other young people don’t find themselves in a similar situation to her, via CoppaFeel!

“This is the film of her life enhancing cancer journey and her life- saving campaign to battle public ignorance.

“It also features the launch of our #RETHINKCANCER campaign, a new initiative to get cancer education onto the school curriculum, and the bold steps Kris and her team take to make it happen,” she said.

“If you have plans this Wednesday at 9pm, cancel them. And tell all your mates to do the same! And once you’ve seen it, come and tell us what you thought over on twitter and facebook using #DyingToLive.”