Running the London Marathon to help Michael

Fundraiser for US cancer patient

Paula Campbell

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Paula Campbell

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Running the London Marathon to help Michael

~Olive Bale with Pat Mullan

LARK’s latest fundraiser is to support a different kind of venture to their usual stage activity.
Committee member Olive Bale has agreed to fundraise by running the London City Marathon for Eadestown man Michael Mullan, a 26-year-old battling cancer for the third time who currently resides in Boston, USA.
The son of Pat Mullan, LARK’s administration manager, Michael (Mick), from Eadestown is battling cancer for the third time in Boston, and support is needed to help his family meet the financial burden of life-saving medical treatment at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Olive decided to run the London Marathon for Michael as she has close links with his dad, and felt it best that her proceeds go directly to his cause. The marathon takes place in London on April 22 and Olive is very busy preparing for this by enduring many long runs in the evening and weekends.
“I work alongside Pat and I am a member of Kildare town running club,” said Olive.
“I have done a few marathons in the past but this will be my first time doing London. I wanted to fund raise to help towards Michael’s fees which are about €60,000 per annum. He needs to stay put to get the treatment.”
Four months after moving to Boston with his girlfriend of nine years, Mel, Michael was diagnosed with a rare form of metastasised renal cell cancer.
New treatments were newly approved for his cancer which are not available in Ireland, but the costs of keeping him there are high. Visit www.michaelmullancancerfund.com to donate