The Courier-Mail



JENNIFER Hawkins’ brave mum insisted the Myer runway show must go on tonight despite facing surgery for kidney cancer.

Hawkins’ mum Gail was diagnosed with kidney cancer last week and the model (pictured) said she had initially expected to pull the pin on her scheduled runway appearance at the launch of the spring/summer collection in Sydney tonight.

“My mum was saying: ‘Oh no, I want you to do it.’ So she was the one,” Hawkins said.

Hawkins will spend the morning with her mother, before she goes into surgery in Newcastle, and will return to Newcastle straight after the show.

She said the team at Myer and everyone around her had been extremely supportive. KRIS CRANE

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