Survivor Michelle takes to the catwalk for charity

Breast cancer survivor Michelle Ross

Breast cancer survivor Michelle Ross

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A HINDLEY GREEN mum showed women they can be confident after battling breast cancer when she took to the catwalk for charity.

Michelle Ross was selected as a model at Breast Cancer Care’s Fashion Show in London, which aimed to show that it is perfectly possible for people to look glamorous despite being diagnosed with the illness.

The 26-year-old had her right breast removed after she was diagnosed with a tumor last July.

But instead of feeling self-conscious about the changes to her body, she decided to concentrate her energy on making others feel good about themselves.

Michelle said: “Taking part in Breast Cancer Care’s Fashion Show was something I would never have had the confidence to do before.

“It was an amazing day and Breast Cancer Care did a great job making us feel and look fantastic.

“It was so good to meet lots of people who have or going through breast cancer treatment to realise how well we have all done in fighting it and I appreciated every second of it.

“Stepping onto the catwalk in front of everyone, including my family and friends who have supported me every step of the way, was a chance to say I’m still here and living life to the full.”

Michelle donned a range of designer clothing from Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood, as well as high street outfits.

The money raised from the show will help Breast Cancer Care continue to provide anyone diagnosed with breast cancer, and their friends and family, with free expert information and professional support when they need it most.

If anyone would like to donate visit Michelle’s JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/checkyourboobies