Breast Cancer Survivor Joanne on cat walk stardom

Joanne Jefferson, Team Secretary, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, (CAMHS) became a cat walk superstar recently at Breast cancer care’s Fashion Show in London.

Joanne was one of 24 inspiring men and women who have received a breast cancer diagnosis and who modelled designer glad rags at the emotional and uplifting show at Grosvenor House Hotel to launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

She wore stunning designer garments and was styled by fashion correspondent Hilary Alexander and London Fashion Week co-ordinator Lesley Goring. Her hair was styled by Sassoon Salons and make-up by Estée Lauder.

Joanne said:

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 at the age of 37 and as a younger women felt quite isolated. It is now coming up to 8 years since my diagnosis and I am fit and well.   I was really excited but somewhat nervous about taking part in this star studded event and it is something I wouldn't have had the confidence to do before. It was a great opportunity to raise awareness of breast cancer showing others that there is life after diagnosis and that you can still look amazing. We all had such a fabulous day being pampered and meeting celebrities.  Heather Small even invited the models on stage with her. 

I believe the show has so far raised £300,000 for Breast Cancer Care which is amazing.”