Kerry Motor Club members offer a chance to win a passenger ride in rally cars as part of a fundraiser for Kerry woman in need of cancer treatment

Kerry Motor Club members offer a chance to win a passenger ride in rally cars as part of a fundraiser for Kerry woman in need of cancer treatment

Two members of Kerry Motor Club will offer passenger rides in their rally cars as part of a fundraiser for the LifeLine for Lucey campaign.

Lucy Courtney-Murphy is 41 years old, a native of the Maherees and is now living in Cork with husband David and their two boys.

Lucy has an aggressive stage-four Squamous Cell Carcinoma cancer on her leg which is hindering her mobility greatly.

This cancer has spread following two previous surgeries and treatment included the removal of the groin lymph nodes. Lucy has gone through radiotherapy for the second time and is currently receiving a stronger chemotherapy treatment than before.

If Lucy continues on her current chemotherapy treatment plan she may life for a year, but could have a chance of five years or so if she could receive immunotherapy treatment. Her doctor feels that this immunotherapy drug is the best way forward and would give Lucy the best chance  but is not currently government funded in Ireland.

On Saturday night a fundraising auction will take place at Boland’s Bar in Castlegregory to help raise funds to purchase the treatment.

“We are trying to raise funds to cover the cost of this immunotherapy treatment. A chance to get as many years as possible with her family, especially her two beautiful boys, and great friends would be the most incredible and beautiful gift,” said an event organiser.

Some fantastic prizes have been donated including Kerry jerseys, boat trips and a new barbecue.

Kerry Motor Club members Eoin Duffin and Mike Quinn will offer passenger rides in their Ford Escort Mk2 rally cars at an official test session later this year.

More details on the auction via Boland’s Bar Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/Bolands-Bar-Castlegregory-134155003276897

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