I had the pleasure of attending a fundraising Fashion Show in the beautiful G Hotel last evening.
The night was the brainchild of clinical nurse specialist in breast care Catherine Masterson as she felt it would inspire others going through cancer and strengthen the connection between the research programme and patients and their families.
RTE regional reporter Teresa Mannion was our very glamorous MC for the evening and she was fantastic and great fun.
The event was partly to raise awareness about the disease that around 2,600 Irish women are diagnosed with each year, and also provide a little hope and inspiration to other sufferers and let them know that they are not alone. It was also to raise much needed funds for the wonderful research being carried out at NUIG.
Christine Costelloe, development director of Breast Cancer Research and event organiser, said the fashion show - which features women from their 20s to their 60s - was one of the most unique the charity had organised in its 25-year history.
The highlight of the night was when a number of breast cancer survivors known for the night as the Pink Ladies strutted their stuff on the catwalk and definitely gave the Catwalk Models a run for their money.
"The event will provide an opportunity for the Pink Ladies to receive pampering, connect with one another, and feel empowered walking the catwalk," Christine said.
The event featured designs and collections from Ail Ruin, Anthony Ryans, Brown ThomasGalway, COLETTE LATCHFORD FASHION GALWAY, Dont Call Me Dear,Ellie & Dal, Harper.ie, Kilkenny Shop Galway, Suzie Mahony Designs,MUSE by Dee., Olivia Danielle, Optique Opticians, Niamh O'Neill, Treasure Chest Galway, and Willow.
Any excuse to hang out with models in the G Hotel is obviuosly going to appeal to me but it was an extra benefit that we were raising much needed funds for such a worthy cause.
Well done all involved in such a tremendous night