CoppaFeel! founder on dreaming big and her new collaboration with Vans – The Sun

IT turns out dreams really can come true.

Last week I got flown over to Los Angeles to work on a promotion for an exciting partnership with Vans.

The trainer brand is one I have loved for some time and it speaks to our audience – young folk who need to be checking their boobs.

After two years of emails, conference calls and resisting the temptation to get too excited, we are going to be launching something very cool in October.

It will coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Festifeel – our one-day music event that I am currently organising with Fearne Cotton – and CoppaFeel!’s official 10th birthday.

I wish I could tell you more but I have been sworn to secrecy. Suffice to say, it is GREAT – and a bit of a game- changer for CoppaFeel!.

Even after ten years, I have to pinch myself when big things like this happen – on set doing promo videos and photos in LA, I got bruises from all the “pinch me” moments.

It’s not that I don’t think we are deserving and capable of greatness. After all, we work bloody hard for this.

It’s more that I am still baffled that it was some rogue cells in my body that were the catalyst for it all.

I rewind to the day I was diagnosed, when I was frightened and staring an uncertain future in the face. And then I grin, because life is actually pretty good now.

While I was in LA, I got to catch up with friends, try some out-of-this-world market food and, of course, soak up some vitamin D. What a work trip.

It’s not often I get invited to the other side of the world, so I lapped it up.

I want it to be known that even with a long-term cancer diagnosis, or in fact anything that is deemed “life-limiting”, it’s OK to dream big.

Allow yourself to not just dream about cancer disappearing – although I do that, too.

Heck, it’s worth a try. It can be anything to do with life.

Give yourself permission to believe, because there IS a life to be lived.

You, too, might find yourself sipping cocktails by the pool.

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