Over the years I have had many women come to me to be cast who were victims of breast cancer. Some wanted me to cast them after operations to remove a lump and to include the scar as a mark of their survival. Others, more poignantly perhaps, wanted me to cast their breasts before having mastectomies or other surgeries.
It is impossible not to be moved by their stories. Each cast has been an emotional experience for me and for my client. All of these casts I have done at a reduced rate and even then I felt bad about charging at all. My solution was to get involved in supporting the fight against Breast Cancer in other ways as.
The Burlesque Against Breast Cancer Ball is an event that features performances from top international burlesque and variety artists. They raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research and Macmillan Cancer Support. I contributed a breast casting session to be auctioned for the first BABC ball in November 2008 in Hove.