CBS Secondary School Midleton to Hold Fundraising Concert for Aaron McMahon and Cian Twomey

By Alan Sheehan

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The CBS Secondary School in Midleton is hosting a Fundraising Concert for two of its students, Aaron McMahon and Cian Twomey, next Thursday, 25 May.
The concert will run from 7.30-10.30pm and tickets are available for €10, with the proceeds going towards each of the necessary treatments for Aaron and Cian, who have been diagnosed with rare cancers, specifically chordoma and paraganlioma respectively.
The fundraising concert will feature performances by indie rock band the Frank and Walters who will be joined by Cork rock band Goldfish Syndrome and August Walk, the latter of which is similarly well established across East Cork.
Tickets for the gig are available at Midleton CBS Secondary School and McCarthy’s Newsagents on Main Street, Midleton.
On the same Thursday night a second fundraiser will be held for Aaron McMahon’s charity group, Aaron’s Hope, in Harty’s Cloyne. The Fun Bingo fundraiser will be held from 8-11pm with a bingo book costing €10.
This Friday, 19 May Shanagarry Youth Club are holding a sponsored walk for Aaron’s Hope and will depart the local GAA club at 6pm.
Aaron, a 16-year-old student and avid sports player and fan, was diagnosed with chordoma, a rare type of cancer that is diagnosed in just one out in one million people per year. Chordoma tumours occur in the bones of the skull base and spine, critical structures which make them complicated to treat. Chordomas typically occur in adults between ages 40 and 70 and occur in children and adolescents, such as Aaron, less than 5% of the time.

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