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Kara's Ultimate Fight Against Cancer

26/05/2018 (6:00pm - 11:00pm)

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Organiser Details
Organisation:
Men of League
Venue:
Dubbo RSL Memorial Club
Address:
178 Brisbane Street Dubbo NSW 2830
Contact person:
Martin Cook, Kellsey Galea, Jay Forrester
Phone:
0418 265 079
Email:
karatoomeyfundraiser@gmail.com
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Kara and her husband, Robert “Gummy” Toomey are the owners and driving force of the Pound for Pound Boxing Gym in Dubbo. More than a gym, it is for many a refuge and raft that empowers disadvantaged and indigenous youth to discover their own worth and realise their infinite potential. In its six year esteemed history, its role in enriching the life of so many young men and women defies definition.

Kara is the soul mate to Gummy, adoring mother to Rome and Cruze, beloved daughter to Peter and Jenny Tremain, loving sister to Alicia Milliss, Erin Hall and Robert Tremain and special friend and inspiration to far too many to count or name. Kara received the shocking news in January 2016 that she was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Triple Negative or as mainstream media and society refers to it, Breast Cancer. This broke the hearts of so many people who love and support Kara.

She endured a lumpectomy, radiation and chemotherapy. She had hoped the worst was over. She returned with vigour to Pound for Pound Gym, ran the Youth Programs and worked tirelessly alongside Robert in the empowerment of others. At the same time, she continued to be a shining influence in her other roles. 

On Monday the 5th of March 2018, time once again stood still for her and her partner as they were handed the news that the cancer had returned. Its official diagnosis is Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer, the reality for those receiving this diagnosis was all the more earth shattering. 

Now Robert and Kara navigate the financial strain and emotional costs of almost weekly trips to Sydney for extremely costly and invasive trial cancer treatment. Kara’s concern is as always more for others than herself and she is especially worried about the future of her two sons, Rome and Cruze.

To lessen the burden of financial strain we are hosting Kara's Ultimate Fight Against Cancer fundraiser evening a night where you can help significantly to help her and her precious family. Money will go toward access of the best medicine available, supporting her boys, and facilitating the on going trips to Sydney to participate in a trial treatment program.

A night for friends to come together, featuring impressive auctions and raffles, entertainment by local favourites and special guest speaker Boxing Hall of Fame Legend Johnny Lewis.

Ticket includes sit down meal, drink package and entertainment!

Supported by Men of League Foundation, all donations over $2 will be tax deductible. 

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