Cancer hero Loretto to visit Limerick on national campaign

Loretto Farrell and her daughter on the motorcyle charity run
INSPIRATIONAL cancer fundraiser Loretto Farrell will visit Limerick later this month during the final leg of her three day motorcycle charity run for St Luke’s Hospital.

INSPIRATIONAL cancer fundraiser Loretto Farrell will visit Limerick later this month during the final leg of her three day motorcycle charity run for St Luke’s Hospital.

Loretto, first diagnosed with cancer in 1998, has already raised €918,000 through the Midland Motorcycle Club for the Dublin hospital.

Having successfully fought off the disease with the help of St Luke’s, Loretto enjoyed a period of remission before the dreaded disease returned in 2005.

Loretto heroically fought off the disease once more with the tremendous help and support of the St Luke’s team. Unfortunately the return of the disease for a third time has led to an unwelcome prognosis, with doctors informing her that there is no cure for the type of cancer that she has now.

They will continue to treat her in an attempt to keep it under control with drugs but cannot offer her any type of surgery or treatment.

Loretto, showing incredible bravery, has taken the unwelcome news in her stride and wants to raise enough money to help St Luke’s continue their excellent care of cancer patients.

Loretto has hopes to fulfil two last dreams with her remaining time. One is to raise over €1m for St Luke’s, which she hopes to achieve with the upcoming three day motorcycle run, which will see her visit Limerick on Sunday, June 30.

The other is to visit some of her family who live in Australia. The Midlands Motorcycle Club will endeavour to do all it can to realise Loretto’s dreams.

Over 400 bikers are expected to take part in the run. For more information and to find out how you can contribute to the cause go to www.lukethebiker.com.