Are you going through active treatment, recovering from surgery and would like something to look forward to once it’s all finished? Recognise you've used Breast Cancer Care services, and would love an opportunity to support this charity to keep their services FREE? Then you need to be act quickly: fill out an application form by March 2017 for this year’s intake of Breast Cancer Care’s model intake for The Show 2017!
Do you need a confidence boost after being diagnosed with breast cancer?
You may be concerned that you are not looking or feeling good enough to model. Trust me, everyone who applies feels exactly the same, me included. Don’t let that stop you!
Modelling for Breast Cancer Care is an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experience
Modelling for Breast Cancer Care is an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experience, with lots of opportunities to show how wonderful you are, just as you are, and raise money for charity.The only criteria is that you’ve had a diagnosis of breast cancer, you are keen to show that the disease will not beat you, and that you are willing to help the Breast Cancer Care to raise more funds to support people affected by breast cancer.
It was a privilege to be styled by the amazing fashion expert Hilary Alexander OBE, be taught to strut my stuff with grace, and take part in a slick choreographed fashion show - exactly like a London Fashion Week catwalk model! The clothes, pampering and styling all transform any of your reservations around how you look.
When you get selected (and oh yes, some of you will!), please approach the whole experience with an open mind towards what you will be modelling (in terms of colours /styles / choreographed scenes). Hilary and her team are there to help you be part of a show which great impact for the ticket-paying audience.
Raising valuable funds and support for charity, numerous opportunities to speak to local and national press about your lived experience with breast cancer to inspire others…
The cheers and applause you receive from the audience will help you feel on top of the world - it really is a confidence boost!
I could go on and on, however the experience that stands out most for me was meeting 23 new other women and men who like me live after breast cancer, who are now becoming lifelong friends.
This is an extra bonus: the friendships gained through sharing the modelling experience, friendships which have lasted well after I'd take off my heels from my catwalk debut. You too will extend your circle of friends who have experienced breast cancer, who like you are not letting the disease stop them from achieving their dreams and goals. And you will have a memorable, shared experience to remind you of just that.
Still not convinced? Have a peek at these highlights from The Show October 2014 show, and hear what it feels like to be a BCCARE model - straight from the models’ mouth:
So don't put it off any longer: take a few minutes to fill out the application form, upload a photo of yourself by March 1 2017, and you’ll be in with a chance at becoming a Breast Cancer Care model for 2017.
We Breast Cancer Care models look forward to applauding you!
Love, Clover x
PS: Also, do not be put off if you don’t get selected the first time... Keep applying... until you walk down that catwalk !
PPS: Please share this post with other men and women who you know have had breast cancer... and encourage them to apply - it may be just the boost they need to lift their confidence with a purpose.
UPDATE: Applications for The 2017 Show have closed. For more information on model application dates for the 2018, or anything about The Show, contact the Special Events team on email@example.com or call the switchboard on 020 7960 3400.
Clover, Creator of Clover Lewis Swimwear
Clover started designing mastectomy swimsuits and bikinis after struggling to find a stylish, beautiful post-surgery bikini to wear on her first holiday after a breast cancer diagnosis. The holiday? A trip to Bali to overcome her fears by learning how to scuba-dive.
She made her first mastectomy bikini, got her PADI diving certificate wearing it, at that moment personally realised the connections between body image, clothing confidence for women with breast cancer.
So despite the expectation to carry on with “life as normal” after cancer, this experience had a profound effect on Clover. It became the fuel for her mission creating beautiful swimwear for women to feel good about their bodies so they can swim again.
Through Clover Lewis Swimwear, Clover helps women feel body confident… and feel like they belong on a beach.