PKF-FPM raise over Â£30k and help family of Lauren Fitzgerald reach target of Â£234k for cancer treatment in US
08 Jul 2019
Independent Irish accountancy practice, PKF-FPM, alongside the support of Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, their clients and the wider Newry business community, has been raising funds for an appeal very close to their hearts. Local 13-year-old, Lauren Fitzgerald was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, just over a year ago on July 3rd, 2018.
PKF-FPM were today delighted to present Lauren with a cheque for Â£31,212.76 from recent fundraising activities including a sponsored walk up Slieve Donard on Sunday 23rd June 2019, as well as, an auction and raffle facilitated by Newry Chamber of Commerce at the Greater Newry Area Business Awards on Thursday 27th June 2019.
Laurenâ€™s family were fundraising with Solving Kids Cancer to give Lauren the best chance of living cancer free. They have raised a massive Â£234,000 to gain access to the Bivalent Vaccine clinical trial at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York.
The brave teenager has already endured extensive treatment to get her into remission and, amazingly, her latest scans came back clear. But neuroblastoma, which is an aggressive and complex cancer to treat, has a strong likelihood of returning according to experts â€“ and if this happens the survival rate is very low.
Lauren has demonstrated strength, humour and positivity during her battle against cancer, being encouraged by the support of her loved ones, extended family, friends, neighbours and her community. PKF-FPM and Newry Chamber of Commerce would like to thank their clients, friends and members that assisted with the fundraising and wish Lauren the very best with her treatment programme.
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