Yvonne Ben­jamin is an ideal model to help those with can­cer

The Jewish Chronicle - - People - www.breast­cancer­care.org.uk/theshow

BUSI­NESS­WOMAN YVONNE Ben­jamin will take to the cat­walk next week to help raise money for Breast Can­cer Care.

Ms Ben­jamin, who was di­ag­nosed and suc­cess­fully treated for breast can­cer in 2007, has been se­lected to be a model at Breast Can­cer Care’s Lon­don fash­ion show.

The two shows, which take place on Wed­nes­day, aim to cel­e­brate life af­ter di­ag­no­sis and are ex­pected to raise more than £500,000.

Lon­don-based Ms Ben­jamin, 47, who sits on the fash­ion show com­mit­tee of Breast Can­cer Care, tells Peo­ple: “Per­son­ally, I didn’t need to use their ser­vices but I have heard of a lot of peo­ple who have and they of­fer very help­ful pro­vi­sion.”

A busi­ness con­sul­tant with a back­ground in me­dia and mar­ket­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions, she is one of 27 mod­els tak­ing part in the show. “I am re­ally looking for­ward to it. I am in­ter­ested in speech and drama and I used to go to dance classes, so be­ing in the show ap­peals to my creative side. It will be a very pow­er­ful ex­pe­ri­ence and a way to demon­strate a very pos­i­tive men­tal at­ti­tude.”

She says: “When you get a di­ag­no­sis of any can­cer, or any ill­ness, it is not your choice but you do have a choice of how to deal with it and how to move for­ward. Hav­ing can­cer has re­in­forced my in­ner-strength. I used hu­mour to get through it.”

The event will fea­ture a per­for­mance by top singer song­writer Bev­er­ley Craven, who was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in 2005. Among the guests are celebri­ties Geri Hal­li­well, Lisa Snow­don, Vanessa Feltz, Danielle Bux, Meera Syal and Glo­ria Hun­ni­ford.

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