The Breast Cancer Care Show London in association with Dorothy Perkins
The Breast Cancer Care Fashion Show in association with Dorothy Perkins is taking place on Thursday 4 October at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel.
30 women and two men from around England and Wales, who have been diagnosed with breast cancer (including some with secondary breast cancer*), will take to the catwalk to show that you can still look and feel amazing after breast cancer. The models were selected from hundreds of applicants and they range from 25 to 75 years old.
They will be transformed from head-to-toe wearing a range of beautiful outfits styled by fashion director and stylist Hilary Alexander OBE. The models will have their hair styled by Sassoon Salon and the team at Estee Lauder will be doing the makeup. They will take part in eight stylist scenes and dazzle guests including their friends, family and celebrities in the audience.
Tickets are still available but are selling fast. The Afternoon Show is £75 a ticket and the black tie Evening Show is £195 a ticket. As well as the catwalk, guests are treated to a sparkling drinks reception, fine dining, fundraising games, celebrity hosts and first class entertainment. All money raised goes to Breast Cancer Care, the UK’s leading breast cancer support charity.
To buy tickets or for further information visit: www.breastcancercare.org.uk/theshowlondon
About the charity
Breast Cancer Care aims to raise around £400,000 from the event, which will enable the charity to continue to provide care, support and information, for free to anyone affected by breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist UK-wide charity providing support for women, men, families and friends affected by breast cancer.
Services that Breast Cancer Care provide include the free Helpline which is available for anyone who has any questions or concerns about breast cancer. The free BECCA app with hints and tips for moving forward after primary breast cancer. Local support groups across the UK including Moving Forward, Living with Secondary Breast Cancer and Younger Women Together.
Breast cancer stats
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with 1 in 8 diagnosed in their lifetime – around 62,000 people every year.
Breast cancer in men is very rare, with around 390 men diagnosed each year.
Breast cancer occurs mainly in older women and most who are diagnosed are over the age of 50 (eight out of 10 cases). However it can occur in younger women too. Women diagnosed aged 39 or under account for just 4% of all cases.