Aine Lawlor: 'Cancer helped me learn to love the simple things'

Aine Lawlor

BROADCASTER Aine Lawlor has told of how much she appreciates the simpler things in life since overcoming her battle with breast cancer.

The 'Morning Ireland' presenter was given the all-clear of the disease last April and told the Irish Independent that she takes huge satisfaction out of situations that may seem straightforward to others.

"A colleague said to me yesterday, 'Oh your hair looks great'. I just turned around and said, 'Do you know why? It's because I put two clips in my hair.' I knocked such pleasure out of that, a simple thing like putting clips in my hair," the 50-year-old presenter said.

Mother-of-four Lawlor, who was diagnosed in 2011 and underwent chemotherapy, is in the process of making two documentaries about the "too-common reality" that is cancer. They are due to be aired on RTE One television in the autumn.

"It's about cancer medicine, so that's my big focus right now," she explained. "They'll be linked and will go out within a short space of time. Doing the day job and getting those done is as much as I can think about at the moment."

The radio host was speaking at the Aviva Stadium, where the Irish Cancer Society launched its 26th Daffodil Day. Funds raised by the campaign, on March 22, go directly to providing information, care and services to those with or affected by the illness in Ireland.

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