Whether you know her as the feisty, relatable girl, unknowingly matched with her mate, forever ‘friend-zoned’ and inexplicably unlucky in love, on Channel 4’s ‘First Dates Hotel, or as one third of the powerhouse trio kicking cancer’s arse on BBC 5 Live’s number one iTunes podcast You Me & The Big C, one thing is for certain; broadcaster, writer, blogger and charity campaigner Lauren Mahon is a force to be reckoned with.
And how do you begin to describe the achievements of a self-made female boss; who took a devastating cancer diagnosis and turned it into an online platform with a following of hundreds of thousands? A girl who, following a biopsy, heard a Dr utter the words “I’m sorry, its not good news, it’s cancer” and started a fundraising community that raises significant amounts of money that goes directly to help fellow cancer sufferers. And a successful merchandise company. And a number one podcast. The list goes on.
“inspirational young woman who turned a devastating diagnosis into a positive force for change while empowering other people along the way,”
In the last two years, since her diagnosis, Lauren has achieved so much. Her award-winning number one BBC 5 Live podcast You Me & The Big C won Gold for Best New Show at the 2018 Gold Aria Awards and Best Podcast at the Northern Blogger Awards. She has masterminded the design and distribution of a range of boobie emblazoned slogan t-shirts aka TIT-TEES, raising over £32,000 for her chosen charities, culminating in a landmark collaboration with Miss Selfridge. She has featured on BBC Breakfast, Stand Up To Cancer, The One Show, BBC London and talkRADIO, talking to millions of television viewers about her life experiences; from cancer, to dating, to fashion and everything in between. She has presented Up All Night on BBC 5Live. She has worked with a number of huge brands including Pai Skincare, Bill Skinner Jewellery, Olympus Camera and Bloom & Wild Flowers. Lauren won this year’s Inspirational Founder Of The Year award at the Stylist LIVE Retail Awards. She has been featured in The Sun, The Guardian and The Independent, plus Red, Glamour, Elle, Grazia and Look magazines; all who wanted to tell their readers about the inspirational young woman who turned a devastating diagnosis into a positive force for change while empowering other people along the way. And she shows no signs of slowing down.
“Charismatic, sympathetic and approachable, Lauren is the girl next door making a huge difference.”
Charismatic, sympathetic and approachable, Lauren is the girl next door making a huge difference. Empowering and inspiring her audience, Lauren is looking forward to continuing her work in the world of broadcasting as well as working with brands to bring light and understanding to important issues affecting young people in today’s world.