They say beauty is skin deep and this is most certainly the case when it comes to Naomi Thomas, the founder of the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, an inspirational charity dedicated to helping couples with terminal illness enjoy a wedding day of their dreams.
Not only has Naomi has a smile to melt even the hardest of hearts, an infectious personality and a curvaceous figure most women would be thrilled with, what makes Naomi stand out is the way she continues to smile, laugh and enjoy life despite living with terminal Secondary breast cancer at the tender age of 31.
And so to mark October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation are delighted to announce that the mum of one has been selected out of hundreds of entrants to be a model at this year’s annual London Breast Cancer Care fashion show in front of a star studded audience.
Naomi will be strutting her stuff on 2nd October 2013 in two shows at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane alongside 24 other women and men who have all had a diagnosis of breast cancer – to prove you can still look great and feel confident after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Naomi, who was diagnosed in 2009, said: “I want to do this to show anyone going through breast cancer that despite my chance of survival being bleak you can still look glamorous and feel confident in your own skin.’
After bravely enduring radiotherapy and surgery, as well as a gruelling series of chemotherapy, against all the odds and to the delight of Naomi and fiancé Graham, she fell pregnant with her only child, Devon. But only a week after his birth in September 2010, Naomi was told the devastating news that her cancer had spread.
She said: “When I was told I had Breast Cancer at twenty six it was the biggest shock of my life. But to then learn it had spread so soon after giving birth was the worst thing in the world. Of course, treatment was extremely tough and I still days when I feel terrible but keeping strong and positive – trying to carry on and be as normal as much as I can, is a massive big help for me.
Naomi continues: “As you can imagine, I’m very much looking forward to getting onto that catwalk – I think it’s going to be wonderful experience and I cannot wait to get dressed up in some stunning outfits and feel truly glamorous!”
With champagne flowing and cameras flashing, the London Show is one of the most exciting events of the year, expertly styled by world renowned fashion correspondent, Hilary Alexander, as well as hair by Sassoon and make-up by Estée Lauder, showing that you can look great despite a diagnosis of breast cancer.
Plus, with ongoing support from Breast Cancer Care’s celebrity ambassadors and Patrons, Denise Lewis and Edith Bowman, this glittering event is gives guests the chance to rub shoulders with celebrity supporters (previous guests include Geri Halliwell, Lisa Snowdon, Paloma Faith, Gail Porter and Joe Swash), view upcoming fashion trends in the professionally styled catwalk show, and most importantly, celebrate the debut of the real models.
Supporting Breast Cancer Care in association with Breast Cancer Awareness Month
To sponsor Naomi and raise funds for Breast Cancer Care, simply visit https://www.justgiving.com/Naomifashionshow to make a donation; all money raised will help Breast Cancer Care continue to support the 50,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer each year, so join us to help make this year’s event even more of a success.
And finally, to find out more about The Show for Breast Cancer Care, or to purchase tickets, please visit the official website.