On Friday 18th November, A Night of Irish Rock will be held at Lees of Kilcoole. Organised by Tara Crawford, Tara has this to say about the upcoming event:
Alice Hayes is one of the most resilient 9 year old girls. Alice is the youngest daughter of my first ever friend in Greystones, Norah McNulty. Norah is originally from Greystones, she is married to Dylan Hayes and now living with her two daughters, Laragh & Alice, not forgetting Fern and Basil, Alice & Laraghs furry friends, in Blackrock.
Alice was recently diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk Neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a rare, aggressive & complex cancer of the nerve cells.
She has already undergone 6 months intensive chemotherapy in Our Ladys in Crumlin including multiple bone marrow aspirations, stem cell harvesting, nuclear medicine s ans and too many injections to count.
Alice is currently in Barcelona, funded by her loved ones, after undergoing 8 hours extensive surgery. The surgery removed the primary tumour from her adrenal gland, this tumour was intimately wrapped around major organs. It was highly complex and has been deemed successful. The surgeons are very happy with her recovery. So much so Alice was discharged ahead of schedule. She is the most incredible, strong and determined young girl.
This week has been a week full of tests, scans and investigations post surgery to give a clearer picture of where Alice is at. Going forward a treatment plan to include chemo-immunotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation therapy will be made.
All of this is to get Alice to New York to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (MSK) where she will be part of a clinical trial to access life saving drugs. To be accepted on this trial €550,000 needs to be raised by Christmas. The campaign is only a few weeks old and is more than half way there!! This is down to generous donations from all who know and love Alice.
In an effort to help raise funds we are organising a night of Irish Rock for an incredible Irish Goddess. Crest of a Wave – A Rory Gallagher Tribute & Thinner Lizzy have agreed to team up and rock the pants off Kilcoole on November 18th. This event will be held upstairs in Lee’s Pub on Kilcooles Main St.
There will be a raffle on the night. €10 entry payable at the door, guests to warm us all up while we raise our glasses and raise some funds to help support this amazing young girl Alice get the medical help she needs.
Please join us, share the event, spread the word and support Alice and her family.
Earlier this month, 81 year old Eric Herriven undertook a 500km cycle to raise funds to help Alice Beat Cancer and last night a fundraiser was held at Carraig Inn in Killincarrig which included an auction, a raffle and live entertainment from Lisa Kavanagh. Log onto the Help Alice Beat Cancer Fund page to support a fundraiser near you to Help Alice Beat Cancer.
Norah and Dylan, Alice’s parents have posted the following message to their facebook page Help Alice Beat Cancer Fund.
We need to raise €550,000 to get Alice access to life-saving cancer drugs in a clinical trial at the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Centre in New York. We need to raise this amount by Christmas 2022 to ensure that she is enrolled in the next available trial group (early 2023).
This specialised treatment will help Alice Beat her Cancer. And your donations will help us get there.
On behalf of Alice and all of her loving family, we offer our heartfelt thanks in advance for your support. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-alice-beat-cancer-fund