Channel Nine presenter Erin Molan, 36, has revealed the heartbreaking inspiration behind her latest photo shoot.
The Sunday Footy show host posed for a glamorous new shoot for skincare company Vixin to raise awareness for bowel cancer research.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia on Sunday, Erin said the charity photo shoot was inspired by her own sister Sarah Sutton’s battle with the disease.
Campaign: Erin Molan recently posed in a photo shoot for Vixin to raise cancer awareness. She’s pictured here in a plunging white and silver evening gown for the brand’s Apple Stem Call cream
‘It’s the second biggest cancer killer but if found early – 98 per cent of cases can be cured,’ Erin said.
‘Talking about bowel cancer is gross, But it could save your life.’
In the series of glamourous snaps, Erin is dressed in a plunging silver and white evening gown, while wearing high-end jewellery.
Red hot: Channel Nine star Erin looked radiant in a fitted red pantsuit, with her hair tied back in an elegant style
Her makeup consisted of dewy foundation and a deep rouge lipstick, and matching silver eye-shadow, while her hair was slightly curled and bushed to one side.
Erin was pictured holding the skincare company’s iconic red apple-shaped bottles, featuring its Apple Stem Cell cream.
Erin, who has been a Bowel Cancer Australia ambassador since 2011, has spoken about her sister’s before cancer survival story before, after she was diagnosed at 29-years-old just weeks after giving birth.
Fight: Erin has been open about her beloved sister Sarah Sutton’s battle (pictured) with bowel cancer, with her using her celebrity to raise awareness of the disease
Speaking to Nine Honey in June last year, Erin said she was in awe of her sister’s incredible strength and fighting spirit during her journey.
Erin said ‘I’ve got a new appreciation for what she did and what she went through – having to go through all of that as well as fighting for her life, as well as being a new mum and recovering from childbirth, it’s just incredible,’ she said.
She went on to say she was in awe of her sister dealing with her diagnosis after having a child, adding that childbirth was already physically, mentally and emotionally taxing.
‘Having to go through all of that as well as fighting for her life, as well as being a new mum and recovering from childbirth, it’s just incredible,’ Erin’s sister Sarah (R) was diagnosed only weeks after the birth of her child
‘To go through that on its own, regardless of whether you deliver naturally or C-section, it is a huge, huge deal and to go through that and to also be going through cancer, it’s hard to comprehend, it really is.’
Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, and it is estimated that about 17,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year, according to Cancer Council.
Sarah has since gone on to make a recovery, with her even getting fit enough to run a marathon.
Struggle: ‘It’s hard to comprehend, it really is’ Erin said of Sarah’s battle with bowel cancer, with the disease being the country’s second biggest cancer killer
Erin has been outspoken in the past, previously telling The Canberra Times: ‘If Sarah didn’t go and get tested I’d be sitting here looking after her children.’
‘My sister’s story was horrendous at the time, we are so lucky she’s alive and she’s survived, but it would be negligent of us not to use my position in the media to try and raise as much awareness as we can.’
‘It would be negligent of us not to use my position in the media to try and raise as much awareness as we can’: Erin told the Canberra Times previously. Here with fiancé Sean Ogilvy (L)