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# daffodil day

This year
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever donated for Daffodil Day?
The Irish Cancer Society is fundraising today for its annual Daffodil Day.
Last year
# Irish Cancer Society
Daffodil Day fundraiser to return in-person next month for the first time since Covid-19
The annual fundraiser will be back in-person on 25 March after two years online.
All time
# daffodil day
Daffodil Day is happening today - and is once again taking donations online
The charity is asking people to donate online, spread awareness and show solidarity with people affected by cancer.
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Daff Man has a brand new suit - but you might not get to see it out and about for a while
Daffodil Day is cancelled, but James Gilleran is hoping people will give what they can.
# Coronavirus
Irish Cancer Society expects to take 'huge hit' financially after cancelling Daffodil Day
The charity cancelled it’s major fundraising events amid concern around the coronavirus.
Opinion: I had a tumour growing in my breast but I also had a life growing inside me
How can these drugs rid me of cancer, take away my hair, blast my immune system and still allow this little life inside me to grow unharmed? writes Mary Canavan.
# daffodil day
Paying tribute: 'Daff Man' on how he and his partner were supported by cancer nurses
‘Daff Man’ James Gilleran is marking 25 years collecting for the Irish Cancer Society.
Opinion: 'I’m thinking of you' and 9 other things it's OK to say to a family going through cancer
On Daffodil Day, Sarah Geraghty examines her own experiences to provide a useful guide of what not to say to a family hit by a diagnosis – and some suggestions on what to offer instead.
# daffodil day
Daff Man: 'People I loved died from cancer, so if I can help I'm thrilled to do it'
James Gilleran spends every Daffodil Day on O’Connell Street raising funds and awareness for the Irish Cancer Society.
'People can live quite happily alongside cancer. I have been doing that for the past 11 years'
Liz Burke writes about her cancer journey on Daffodil Day.
# take it off
'My Daffodil Day pin is not a political statement or offensive'
TD Mattie McGrath was asked to remove the Daffodil Day pin in the Dáil.
# Irish Cancer Society
Pictures: Here's what's been happening for Ireland's 30th Daffodil Day
You’ve probably already spotted some of the 2,000 yellow-clad volunteers fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society today.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you plan to do something for Daffodil Day?
Your daily bite-sized ballot break.
# daffodil day
"You're told you have bowel cancer and you just kind of go into a daze at that point"
Andrew Jones was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013. He fought hard to beat it.
# fighting the good fight
He lost his parents to cancer - so he turned himself into the 'Daff Man'
James Gilleran lost both his parents and an aunt to the disease.
# daffodilday2015
13 of the loveliest little moments from Daffodil Day 2015
It’s been a good day.
# Friday Feeling
'I don't have cancer anymore': Louise McSharry reveals good news on Daffodil Day
The 2fm presenter revealed her good news today.
'I pick up patients and drive them to the hospital – it's a privilege'
Volunteers like Breda Lane help out people undergoing cancer treatment in a simple but invaluable way, and you could too.
# daffodil day
Someone is diagnosed with cancer every 15 minutes in Ireland
People are today asked to purchase a pin in support of Daffodil Day.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s been talking about those shocking ambulance service revelations, what gardaí knew about phonecall taping… And John Waters moving on.
Column: Being told it was my last chemo treatment was one of the best things I’ve ever heard
When Gavin O’Donovan was just six, a normal childhood accident brought him to hospital. It was there that he found out, by accident, that he had stage four cancer.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added chicks sniffing daffodils
The things we learned, loved and shared today…
# Irish Cancer Society
Daffodil Day collections down 50 per cent - but you can still help
Can’t make it out in the bad weather to donate money for Daffodil Day? Here are four ways you can donate to the Irish Cancer Society right now.
# go on
11 shocking cute reasons why you should buy a daffodil today
“And the daffodils look lovely today…”
# Your Say
Poll: Do you give money to charities collecting on the street?
Street based charity collections bring in cash but they are not to everyone’s liking.
Column: Battling cancer can be a very lonely time – we're here to talk people through it
Daffodil Centres offer a free, walk-in service to anyone who needs to know more about cancer – whether they have lifestyle questions or have received a diagnosis. Nurse Fionnuala Keane explains more about this invaluable service.
# 10 tips
10 tips to best help someone diagnosed with cancer
Being too positive can end up making people more miserable and make the situation worse.
Column: The idea my daughter would see me waste away was the worst aspect of my cancer
The clichés we take for granted like “life’s not a dress rehearsal” take on renewed meaning after you have survived cancer. This second chance is one I won’t be squandering, writes Tom Molloy.
# daffodil day
Daffodil Day looking to get 200 companies on board campaign
‘Our Company Cares’ initiative wants to get workers feeling creative about fundraising fun with colleagues.
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Where does Daffodil Day money go to?
Daffodil Day is held by the Irish Cancer Society every year – but where does the money go to? The ICS explain more.
# breastcheck
BreastCheck screened 4,500 more women in 2011 despite 'challenging year'
In its12th year of operation, the screening service checked 125,329 women.
# Cancer Research
IBM uses 'Watson' supercomputer to crunch cancer data
The supercomputer is getting through 600,000 pieces of medical evidence, two million pages of text and clinical trials in oncology research.
Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth'
On National No Smoking Day, Joan Conway tells how she gave up smoking at 45 – after first taking up the habit at the tender age of 17.
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'Cancer leaves you feeling harder on the outside and softer on the inside' - Áine Lawlor
Journalist and cancer survivor Áine Lawlor said that the experience had brought her ‘into a community’.
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Invasive cancers to more than double by 2030 - Irish Cancer Registry
The National Cancer Control Programme believe that proper measures can help increase Ireland’s cancer survival rate by 10 per cent.
Column: ‘I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next’
Being told you have a tumour can be a devastating shock, but there is no need to face the battle alone, says cancer survivor Sheila Hyde.
# Support
Daffodil Day campaign aims to raise €3.4m
The Irish Cancer Society is hoping to expand its Cancer Information Service which helps patients access the information they need to make decisions about treatment.
# review 2012
First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.
# daffodil day
Here's what the Taoiseach was doing as the Mahon report was released
He was at a photocall for the Irish Cancer Society…