Please date my daughter! Mom with terminal cancer, 61, takes out Times Square billboard to help find her daughter, 30, a boyfriend so she can watch her marry before she dies
- Beth Davies was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, which has spread
- Now, she is on a quest to find her daughter Molly a partner before it is too late
- Last week, a billboard went up in Times Square advertising Molly’s dating profile
A mother with terminal cancer has taken out a Times Square billboard to help find her daughter a boyfriend.
Beth Davies was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, and was treated with chemotherapy. However, in June 2020, doctors informed her she had developed metastatic breast cancer, which had spread to her bones.
Now, the 61-year-old from Boston is on a quest to see her daughter Molly down the aisle before it is too late, and ‘to know I am leaving her in good hands.’
Last week, a 47-by-25-foot advertisement went up at New York’s famous crossroads, with a photo of her 30-year-old daughter Molly and a URL to her dating profile.
Last week, a 47-by-25-foot advertisement went up at New York’s famous crossroads, with a photo of Beth’s 30-year-old daughter Molly and a URL to her dating profile (pictured)
Along with her 62-year-old husband Rick, Beth is determined to walk her daughter down the aisle.
‘I would like to see my daughter well-settled,’ Beth told the New York Post. She is currently being treated with Ibrance tablets, which she hopes will keep the cancer under control for at least two years.
‘Considering that I have serious health issues, there is urgency,’ she added.
She took to dating app ‘Wingman’ which sees friends and family provide testimony to users, in an effort to pitch them as a suitable partner.
Molly told The Post that the app and billboard ‘cases a wider net’. She said: ‘I want someone who adores me and someone I adore as well. I want someone who adds to my life. If this broadcasts that, it will all be worth it.’
Beth agreed. ‘It is only fair since Molly acted as my wingman, escorting me to various oncology appointments,’ she told the newspaper.
Since the billboard went up, Beth and Molly have been together to visit Times Square, with Beth taking photos of them together smiling beneath it, and putting them on Facebook.
Since the billboard went up, Beth and Molly have been together to visit Times Square, with Beth taking photos of them together smiling beneath it, and putting them on Facebook
The mother said that some friends have told her their daughters would ‘kill them’ if they had done the same thing. However, Molly said she appreciated her mother’s judgement and her mission to find her a good partner.
Of her daughter, Beth told NBC news: ‘She wakes up every day, just trying to make the lives of others better.’
‘I’m hoping that the right person is confident enough to not be dissuaded by the unorthodox,’ Molly added.
On the billboard, she said: ‘It’s such a trip. Especially up there next to Gen-Z icon Olivia Rodrigo.’
Molly’s profile caught the attention of Wingman’s founder Tina Wilson, who was the one who arranged for the billboard to be put up in Times Square.
‘She still is focused with love and attention for her daughter and so I wanted to help her accelerate that search and find someone great,’ Wilson told NBC.