Breast Cancer Care are a charity who do so much for anyone worried about, diagnosed with breast cancer and also those caring for people with breast cancer. They are a small charity who do so much. They address issues that seem to fall through the net too, for example younger women diagnosed with breast cancer, moving forward after your diagnosis and also those who are diagnosed with secondary cancer.
I know from my own personal experience of breast surgery from my phyllodes tumour how much body image and the psychological and emotional aspects of cancer can be debilitating. I also know from friends how much Breast Cancer Care have been there for them during recurrence, mastectomies, body image, terminal diagnosis, secondaries and simply being ‘too young to get breast cancer’ but having it!
Today was Breast Cancer Care’s London flagship event. Each year they host a fashion show in London and other locations around the country. There are a couple of aims of this fashion show – the most obvious perhaps is fundraising. The less obvious are the confidence that ladies and gentleman with breast cancer get from seeing the models on the catwalk. All the models have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Many of them have had mastectomies, some with reconstruction. For many of these ladies and gentleman to walk tall down the runway looking so splendid is such a huge achievement and a great hazzah to the cancer they’ve previously been diagnosed with.
This year my friend, Fiona Macrae who set up an insurance company, Insurance With, which offers travel insurance to people with long term conditions after her own diagnosis, and I wanted to go along and support two of our friends, Kelly and Issy in their debut catwalk!
We had tickets to the afternoon event and frocked up accordingly! Our table was right by the runway so we had the perfect spot to see the models. What an incredible inspiration to see Kelly, Issy and all the other models walk proudly and strutt their stuff. Amazing.
I’m so very proud of Kelly, Issy and all the models for taking part in the Show. An incredible afternoon, wonderful afternoon tea and bubbles, fabulous auction items and best of all, such inspirational ladies and gentlemen models.
Well done Breast Cancer Care and thank you. Roll on next year!