Episodes two and three of First Dates Hotel have focused on Lauren Mahon.
Like everyone on the Channel 4 dating series, 32-year-old Lauren is on the show to find love.
However, she’s also tackling misconceptions, boundaries and the political correctness that surrounds serious illnesses.
Lauren battled through eight rounds of chemotherapy and 21 doses of radiation to gain the all-clear from breast cancer – and she doesn’t want other people shying away from their equal bravery.
— First Dates (@FirstDates) September 10, 2018
When Was Lauren Mahon Diagnosed?
Lauren was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2016.
Since her diagnosis and treatment, she has been working on several different projects to help tackle the issue of breast cancer in different ways.
Lauren is the face of the girlsvscancer campaign, where the website opens with this introductory paragraph:
Lauren has never been a big fan of her boobs. If you can even call them that. They’re more of a nod to a boob, a flabby-nipple-type situation, a goodwill gesture. So on the 31st August 2016 when following a biopsy a Dr uttered the words “I’m sorry, it’s not good news, it’s cancer” she was sure they were having a f*cking laugh.”
The website, girlsvscancer.co.uk, also sells t-shirts, with profits going to a range of different partner charities.
In fact, you may recognise some of Lauren’s design.
Miss Selfridge decided to stop selling a t-shirt because the design was so similar to the T’s on the girlsvscancer website.
Lauren’s girlsvscancer Design
Miss Selfridge Design
The Instagram post read: Getting stung again. Another day, another high street rip off. It’s legit copycat f*ckery at it’s finest…”
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Getting Stung Again 🐝 Another Day. Another High Street Rip Off. It’s Legit Copycat Fuckery At It’s Finest. Swipe Across To See @MissSelfridge’s Bee Tee. Uncanny Huh? Essentially My Best Selling Tee But Embroidered. Imitation May Be The Best Form Of Flattery But Not This. THIS Hurts Like A Punch To The Tit. Sure The High Street Tee May Be Cheaper. But It Doesn’t Have Others At It’s Heart. It Doesn’t Support Not One But Four Cancer Charities. Charities That Act As Lifelines To People In Cancer Crisis. It’s Doesn’t Get Designed By The Bae @DomAndInk. And It Isn’t Packaged With Love By Yours Truly. A #GIRLvsCANCER Tit-Tee Is More Than A Top. It’s A Statement Of Solidarity, Strength + Support. Absolutely Heartbroken At This Blatant #TitTee Theft. Hope Phil Green Realises His Pockets Are Lined With Money That Should Be Going To Support Those In Need.
You, Me and the Big C
The social media consultant and journalist from London is a co-host of BBC podcast You, Me and the Big C.
She worked closely with BBC presenter Rachel Bland, who died of cancer earlier this month.
The podcast tackles both the highs and lows of living with cancer, with humorous conversations shedding light on toilet-related traumas, ‘intimate’ medical exams and sex when you’re ill.
‘You, Me & The Big C’ has since moved to the top of the iTunes chart and has continued airing in memory of Rachael.
Lauren on First Datel Hotel
Viewers will find out whether Lauren’s date with 6ft 4 giant Patrick hots up in Tuesday night’s (September 11th) episode four.
The shocking twist from Lauren’s arrival on First Dates was the fact that she knew Patrick from London. The pair greeted each other with a friendly cheer with the shocking coincidence taking everyone – even producers – by surprise.
FIND OUT IF IT’S FRIEND ZONE OR NOT FOR LAUREN AS FIRST DATES HOTEL AIRS EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT ON CHANNEL 4, AT 9.15 PM.