Updated: 09/08/12 : 07:11:22Printable Version
A major Charity Tag Rugby Blitz will take place this Sunday, 12 August, in the Mitchell Curley Park (near the Ballydoogan Road off the Strandhill Road) at 12.30pm.
The Blitz will be in aid of the Marcus Moore Treatment Fund.
Marcus was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2006. He received chemo treatment for 2 years.
Following a relapse in October 2010 he went for a Bone Marrow transplant in St.James' Hospital, Dublin in January 2011. It had already been a long hard road for Marcus but unfortunately he relapsed once again in September 2011.
At this stage our only option is that of a trial drug (Blinatumomab), which has had some very positive results thus far, in the Royal Free Hospital, London. The drug itself is free as it is a trial, however, all other medical costs such as in-patient, out-patient and any other tests, treatment and travel are not covered.
Marcus and his family would sincerely appreciate any help and would like to express their deep gratitude to those already involved.
The organisers of the Blitz are hoping that any funds raised will go towards the uphill battle to get Marcus on the road to London.
So far over 100 people confirmed to play on this tournament (via Facebook and by word of mouth). Spot prizes will also be given away to some lucky spectators on the day.
Any person who is interested in playing may also just drop by on the day and register.
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