We were literally blown away when 27 women put their brave pants on and took to the Concorde Catwalk in a powerful show of girl power, unity and strength.
Each of these women have been affected by cancer and one thing they all had in common was the fact that they all had suffered devastating side-effects of the gruelling treatment.
In addition, some have undergone radical surgery such as mastectomies and some have had major surgery in other parts of their bodies including illeostomy.
The invisible side-effect of cancer treatment is the loss of self confidence and self esteem, so getting up on a catwalk in front of a packed hanger of over 700 people wearing only swimwear or lingerie certainly takes a lot of guts.
Our amazing catwalk features women living with breast cancer, ovarian cancer, bowel cancer and non-hodgkins lymphoma.
This catwalk was part of the spectacular Maggie's on the Runway fashion show held at the Runway Visitor Centre, Manchester Airport.
Around 80% of the women featured on the catwalk were living with breast cancer, so the aim of this catwalk was to remind women to engage in a regular programme of checking their breasts and to remind them wasn't just a disease that affected older women
Sponsored by the fabulous on-line retailer Figleaves and dedicated to Coppafeel heroine and boobette Alexandra Jones we gave these Manchester ladies their sparkle back and showed the world that there is beauty, fun and life after cancer.
"It was so much more than just a catwalk. May the Figleaves magic continue with this video. If it gives anyone out there with cancer a bit of hope, confidence then that’s fantastic xx"
"What an experience, nothing will ever beat that 5’ish mins of my life. Super proud to have been a part of that catwalk"
"This has given me the confidence to get in this bikini and just walk to the pool, in fact I might just strut!
Happy tears currently streaming down my face, we did it ladies, we did it"
“So proud to have been a part of this amazing show...we all accomplished so much, grew together in confidence and showed the world what we are made of”
“I was nervous to begin with when I was asked to captain Figleaves and talk on the stage after about my experience. However, I am passionate about getting the message across about body screening so I just knew I had to throw myself into it. With the help of my good friend Jinnett and the encouragement of Margo wow did we pull it off. Seeing the confidence of the models grow over the weeks and the positivity and smiling faces of everyone on the catwalk will stay with me forever. One of the proudest moments of my life. Bring on MOTR 2019”