Catch up with Breast Cancer Care model Tracey Krieger…


Tracey at the Pink Ribbon WalkThis year's Breast Cancer Care London fashion show is fast approaching and we're very excited! The show takes place on Wednesday 3rd October at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.

Tickets are selling fast for the afternoon and evening events, so take a look at how you can attend the show.

Ahead of the big event, we caught up with Tracey Krieger who has been affected by breast cancer and modelled in the 2010 fashion show…

How did you first get involved with Breast Cancer Care?

It all began when I was watching the Lorraine Kelly Show and saw a feature on the Breast Cancer Care fashion show, featuring a group of truly inspiring people.

I immediately looked up the Breast Cancer Care website, where I found a wealth of information on breast cancer, and was able to chat in forums with other people who had been or were going through the same thing as me, which was invaluable. 

I applied to be a model for the show for the first time in 2009 but was unsuccessful. Undeterred, I reapplied in 2010 and was pleased to make it into the show!

Tell us about your personal experience of cancer

Well, my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in the late sixties/early seventies and unfortunately lost her fight when I was just 12, so breast cancer has been in my life from an early age. 

I discovered my first lump in 1987 when I was pregnant with my second son and, after that, had recurrent 'nothing' lumps, all of which were removed.

In July 2007 I had yet another 'nothing' lump, which was also removed, but when I went for the results I was told that there was a tiny adhesion to the lump, which was cancerous. There began my own association with the 'C' word. The following week I had a partial mastectomy followed by radiotherapy sessions, and so my journey began. 

What have you been up to over the last two years?

Tracey with Lisa Snowdon at the Pink Ribbon WalkFollowing my blog this time last year, my year has proved to be both very busy and also very exciting. I made my debut appearance as a guest presenter on QVC in August 2011, which is so exciting and something that I love to do. I think it is my best job ever! I also came to QVC to answer the phones on the 'Be Aware, Show You Care' fundraising night! 

I once again attended the Breast Cancer Care Fashion Show too, but this time as a volunteer helping from early in the morning until past midnight. It was a really rewarding experience. I took a break just after the afternoon show to get together with some of our team from the 2010 show and it was so nice to catch up!

On 19th May, I was part of Team Menopause, made up of five ladies, who walked 10 miles at Blenheim Palace raising just over £3,000 for Breast Cancer Care. Being a glutton for punishment, I agreed to be part of the Q Crew (QVC Team) and embarked on the walk for another 10 miles at the Twickenham Pink Ribbon Walk, raising a fantastic £11,000! Again, this was fantastic and I walked with Susie Adams and Gill Gauntlett for the whole 10 miles. It really was a fabulous day – hope you like the photos!

Q Crew at the Pink Ribbon Walk Tracey with QVC presenter Dale at the Pink Ribbon Walk

On 21st August this year I celebrated the five year anniversary of my diagnosis and surgery for breast cancer so I am all smiles! :)

Will you be involved in this year's Breast Cancer Care show?

Winter was pretty quiet, apart from my appearances on QVC, but once the new year turned I was asked by the show committee if I would like to join them to be a part of the organising team for 2012. I was delighted and we have been meeting on the second Tuesday of each month to organise the forthcoming event!

What is so lovely is that my catwalk partner, Maggie Lawrence, is also on the committee and we try to grab a bite and a glass of wine after each meeting to catch up. I managed to secure a donation of 150 bottles of champagne for the evening reception along with various auction prizes. 

Who has been the most inspirational person you have met? 

In March I was invited to the Breast Cancer Care Thanking event where I spoke to a room full of wonderful sponsors and invited guests. There was an incredible young lady who had been diagnosed in her twenties and now had secondary in her lungs and brain. She spoke so eloquently and was a true inspiration.

The Show is now only a few weeks away and there are a few tickets left for both the afternoon and evening shows, which are going to be amazing.

To book tickets to this fantastic event just call 0845 092 0806 or you can send an email to

For more details on this year’s show check out the Breast Cancer Care website.

I hope to continue to be involved with both QVC and Breast Cancer Care as much as possible for the foreseeable future.

Love, Tracey xxx

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