Woman diagnosed with breast cancer takes on the catwalk
A woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer is set to strut her stuff on the catwalk.
Claire Jordan, 38, of Epsom, is taking part in the Breast Cancer Care London Fashion Show next month.
Mrs Jordan, alongside 23 other men and women, will model a range of designer clothing by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood.
The mum of two was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and is a peer support volunteer for Breast Cancer Care London.
She said: "Taking part in Breast Cancer Care’s Fashion Show this year is something wonderful to look forward to, and something I would never have had the confidence to do before.
"Stepping onto the catwalk in front of everyone, will be a chance to show people everywhere that you can survive a diagnosis and continue a normal and full life.
"Amongst the many emotions that come with having breast cancer, feeling isolated and lonely was one of the hardest things to deal with.
"Being involved with Breast Cancer Care as a peer support volunteer for 13 years now means I can support other people who are or have been through a similar experience."
Chief executive of the charity, Samia al Qadhi, said: "The Show is a splendid opportunity for all the models taking part to demonstrate, in front of their friends and families, that you can celebrate life after a breast cancer diagnosis.
"The models’ courage and hard work is an inspiration and helps to make the show a really special event."
The evening is taking place in Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, Central London, on October 3.
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