15 February, 2024

Breast Cancer UK (BCUK) is pleased to welcome our new Ambassador, Michelle Ogundehin. 

Michelle has been our fantastic supporter over the years, including blog writing and supporting various campaigns we have run. We’re so grateful that she has taken this opportunity to become an ambassador, and we can’t wait to continue working together! 

Ogundehin is an internationally renowned Writer, Author, Brand Consultant and TV Presenter. Her key areas of focus are interiors, trends, wellbeing and style. She is an expert influencer and the multi-award-winning former Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Decoration UK.  

We had a lovely chat with Michelle! Keep reading to hear her thoughts on her new role and the exciting journey ahead. 

What first prompted you to support Breast Cancer UK?  

I was really impressed with the level of information and help you provide but particularly the continued emphasis on prevention. This tallied completely with my approach with regard to harnessing the power of home for health.   

What do you hope to achieve through being a BCUK Ambassador?   

I sincerely hope to be able to use my voice and platforms to spread the preventative message. I want to empower people to become proactive guardians of their health, not patients.   

Why is BCUK’s work so important?   

Information is power! When we are aware of the risks, we can take action to protect ourselves. Also, BCUK is a trusted voice, backed by science, which is so vital in this era of rampant misinformation. I think if someone was worried about Breast Cancer, they’d feel in very safe hands with BCUK.  

What would you like to say to BCUK supporters?  

I’m here to help, let’s work together to spread the preventative messages, demystify self-healthcare, and empower survival.   

What would you say to women concerned about their breast cancer risk?  

Know your normal. Accept the regular checks offered by the NHS. And if you ever think something is a bit off, go to your GP, they are there to help you. With any complaint, the sooner you catch it, the easier it is to deal with it.  

That said, I completely understand the fear of potentially finding something, it can be scary to put yourself in that position, but imagine too the relief of knowing you’re all clear, or that you’ve caught something early so you can crack on and deal with it.   

There is so much we can do today to protect ourselves, such that even if you’re genetically predisposed to breast cancer, it does not mean that you are automatically condemned to get it.   

From all at Breast Cancer UK, we would like to welcome Michelle and can’t wait for exciting times ahead. 

We are still recruiting for more Ambassadors. If you would like to join Michelle Ogundehin, please email [email protected] 

Michelle’s links:

Instagram here.

Previous Breast Cancer UK blog here.

Michelle’s book here.

Michelle’s toxic load blog here.

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