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#daffodil day

# daffodil-day - Friday 22 March, 2019

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.

Paying tribute: 'Daff Man' on how he and his partner were supported by cancer nurses Daffodil Day This post contains videos

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 - Friday 23 March, 2018

Daff Man: 'People I loved died from cancer, so if I can help I'm thrilled to do it' Daffodil Day This post contains videos

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.

# daffodil-day - Friday 24 March, 2017

'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.

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.

# daffodil-day - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Poll: Do you plan to do something for Daffodil Day? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to do something for Daffodil Day?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

# daffodil-day - Friday 11 March, 2016

"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.

# daffodil-day - Friday 27 March, 2015

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.

From The Daily Edge 13 of the loveliest little moments from Daffodil Day 2015 Daffodilday2015

13 of the loveliest little moments from Daffodil Day 2015

It’s been a good day.

'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.

Someone is diagnosed with cancer every 15 minutes in Ireland

People are today asked to purchase a pin in support of Daffodil Day.

# daffodil-day - Friday 28 March, 2014

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.

# daffodil-day - Friday 22 March, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added chicks sniffing daffodils

The things we learned, loved and shared today…

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.

From The Daily Edge 11 shocking cute reasons why you should buy a daffodil today Go On

11 shocking cute reasons why you should buy a daffodil today

“And the daffodils look lovely today…”

Poll: Do you give money to charities collecting on the street? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# daffodil-day - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

10 tips to best help someone diagnosed with cancer

Being too positive can end up making people more miserable and make the situation worse.

# daffodil-day - Saturday 16 March, 2013

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 - Thursday 7 March, 2013

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.

# daffodil-day - Friday 1 March, 2013

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.

# daffodil-day - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

BreastCheck screened 4,500 more women in 2011 despite 'challenging year'

In its12th year of operation, the screening service checked 125,329 women.

# daffodil-day - Sunday 17 February, 2013

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.

# daffodil-day - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

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.

# daffodil-day - Saturday 9 February, 2013

'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’.

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.

# daffodil-day - Friday 8 February, 2013

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.

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.

# daffodil-day - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012 Review 2012 This post contains videos

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 - Thursday 22 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here's what the Taoiseach was doing as the Mahon report was released 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…