BREAST cancer victims strutted their stuff on the catwalk to mark their amazing recoveries.
Dozens of patients who have undergone treatment in Huddersfield and Halifax took part in a fashion show last night to raise cash for other victims.
More than 400 people clapped and cheered at the Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, as models of all ages learned to take pride in their bodies.
From evening wear and casual looks to swimwear and even lingerie, people who have undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy proved there was life after breast cancer.
Among them was Catrina Simpson, who underwent a mastectomy last year.
Catrina, of Rufford Road, Milnsbridge, was inspired to take part after watching the event last year.
She said: "It was so inspirational knowing they had all been where I was. It gave me hope."
Ruth Badger, 54, of Kew Hill, Lindley, was also motivated to take part.
She said: "I had only just started my chemotherapy last year and I was so inspired by it.
"It is very daunting when you are diagnosed and you don't know how you are ever going to get through it.
"But there is life after being in hospital with breast cancer.
"I think it will really boost my confidence taking part."
Examiner columnist June Hobson - who charted her fight against cancer through the columns of the newspaper - was another amateur model.
And so, too, was Rastrick sufferer David Wrigley.
He was the only man to take part in the fashion show, having announced in the summer he was fighting breast cancer.
Yvonne Allen, 57, of Mytholmroyd, who had a double mastectomy last year, said it helped her feel like a woman again.
She said: "I think having both breasts off made me feel less female.
"But getting dressed up like this has made me feel like a woman again."
The event - now in its second year - was organised by the Huddersfield and Calderdale Breast Cancer Unit. All the money raised will be donated to the unit.