BREAST cancer and glamour may seem like polar opposites but a Bearsden gran is going to strut her stuff in a fashion show to show you can look and feel amazing after having the disease.
Judith Davidson (61) from Mosshead, a mum of four and gran of five, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 47 and she has now made a full recovery.
She considers herself to be one of the lucky ones as her cancer was spotted early and the lump removed before it had spread so she didn’t need to have chemotherapy.
Her children were teenagers at the time and she doesn’t like to think about what might have happened if her cancer hadn’t been caught so early on. She is very grateful that she has been around to see them graduate from university, get married and have their own children.
Judith has been a trained volunteer for Breast Cancer Care since 2000 and has helped out behind the scenes for years at their fashion show. This year it’s going to be on Thursday, September 29 at The Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.
She said: “I felt it would be really exciting to be up on the stage and show people how good you can look after having a breast cancer diagnosis.
“Stepping on to the catwalk in front of everyone, including family and friends will be my chance to say I’m still here, living life to the full and I still feel feminine.”
Taking part in this will complete a busy year for Judith who raised over £1700 for Breast Cancer Care by running in the London Marathon in April.
She and 19 other models will be styled in a range of designer and high street outfits and transformed with a top-to-toe makeover.An afternoon and evening show will take place with the aim of raising at least £200,000 to support the 4,044 people diagnosed with breast cancer in Scotland every year.
Lorraine Dallas, head of Breast Cancer Care Scotland, said: “We are all extremely excited to see our models take to the catwalk. These men and women have dealt with a difficult illness, some are still living with breast cancer. This is the perfect opportunity for them to let their hair down and be treated to a once in a lifetime experience whilst raising money to help others facing a breast cancer diagnosis.”
Ticket prices start at £60, for more information go to www.breastcancercare.org.uk/scottishfashionshow
To book call 0141 353 8330 or email email@example.com.