Air­drie mum on cat­walk

Kirsteen joins fash­ion line-up

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Talking Politics - Jean Ward

An Air­drie mum who was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer eight years ago will take to the cat­walk next month.

Kirsteen Pear­son will strut her stuff along­side 22 other women who have had a breast can­cer di­ag­no­sis at Breast Can­cer Care’s an­nual fash­ion show in the Hil­ton Ho­tel, Glas­gow.

Kirsteen, a per­sonal as­sis­tant, has un­der­gone a lengthy treat­ment of chemo­ther­apy, ra­dio­ther­apy and Her­ceptin and can­not wait to take part.

The 45- year- old said: “I was stunned at be­ing di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in May 2009. I was only 37 and had three young chil­dren.

“I have been on an in­cred­i­ble jour­ney since 2009 and tak­ing part in the Breast Can­cer Care fash­ion show this year is some­thing won­der­ful to look for­ward to and some­thing I would never have had the con­fi­dence to do be­fore.

“I can’t wait to step on to the cat­walk in front of every­one, in­clud­ing my fam­ily and friends, who have sup­ported me ev­ery step of the way.

“It will be an in­cred­i­ble event and a great way to raise money and aware­ness for Breast Can­cer Care.”

Two fash­ion shows will take place in the afternoon and evening of the event to raise funds to sup­port more than 4600 women di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer across Scot­land each year.

Mod­els will wear a range of out­fits from House of Fraser, all pro­fes­sion­ally styled by Ian Tod.

And wedding bou­tique Joyce Young Col­lec­tions will cre­ate cou­ture gowns for the fi­nale.

The mod­els will have their tresses styled by Sas­soon Sa­lons and Sara Hill’s Acad­emy of Makeup will add the fin­ish­ing touches.

Event man­ager Dawn Stan­ley said: “We are so proud of our brave mod­els who will be star­ring in The Show this Oc­to­ber.

“Tak­ing to the cat­walk is a once-in-a-life­time op­por­tu­nity for our mod­els to en­joy some wellde­served pam­per­ing and show that it’s pos­si­ble to look great and feel con­fi­dent af­ter a di­ag­no­sis of breast can­cer.

“This year is ex­tra spe­cial as we are cel­e­brat­ing 25 years of the pink rib­bon, which is a pow­er­ful sym­bol for mil­lions.

“The Show prom­ises to be an ex­pe­ri­ence to re­mem­ber, filled with fine food, fash­ion, fundrais­ing and first- class en­ter­tain­ment. The event is one of our big­gest fundrais­ers.”

The event aims to raise around £150,000. For more in­for­ma­tion or to buy a ticket visit: www. breast­cancer­care. org. uk/ theshows­cot­land.

Kirsteen has a Justgiv­ing page at www.justgiv­ing.com/fundrais­ing/ kirsteen-pear­son.

Tak­ing part in the show is some­thing to look for­ward to

Model mum Kirsteen Pear­son

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