[The following press release was submitted by Neurofibromatosis, Inc., Northeast.]
In spite of being born with a genetic disease called neurofibromatosis (NF), Peabody resident Erin Dawson finished college and landed her dream job at Endicott College with campus security.
Several months ago 25-year-old Erin’s reality was shattered when she was diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive malignant brain tumor that is more prevalent in people with NF.
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a neurological genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow anywhere along the body’s nerves at any time. NF affects more people than muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis combined.
Facing mounting medical bills and unable to work, Erin’s many friends and large family from Beverly are organizing a fundraiser in her honor. “A Ceili for Erin,” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Vittori-Rocci Post on Brimbal Avenue in Beverly from 6-10 p.m.
Ceili is the Gaelic word for party with music and dancing. True to form, “A Ceili for Erin” will feature food, live music, a silent auction, raffles and a cash bar. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by contacting ACeiliforErin@gmail.com.
Monetary donations can be made at Beverly Cooperative Bank, 254 Cabot St., Beverly in care of “A Ceili for Erin.” Raffle and silent auction items are also welcome.
The mission of NF Northeast is to find a cure and treatment for neurofibromatosis by promoting scientific research, creating awareness, and providing hope and support to those affected by NF. To learn more about neurofibromatosis, visit the NF Northeast website at www.nfincne.org or call 781-272-9936.