A globally-renowned team of 30 DJs is to live-stream continuously for 60 hours in a bid to raise funds for 2-year-old Mollie McCaughan. Mollie requires treatment for Neuroblastoma, an aggressive type of cancer that affects young children.
The #Mix4Mollie event, hosted by the eRave365 DJ team is scheduled to start at 11 am on the 20th of November and continue until Sunday evening. All genres of music are being catered for from the impressive list of DJs, that includes many internationally renowned stars.
According to Gary Warner, one of the DJs taking part, “When Mollie’s dad, Kevin, told us what was happening, we all wanted to help raise the money for her treatment. We’ve been amazed by the support from other DJs who have wanted to take part too, as well as the extended community that has helped us to get the message out”.
In July 2020 Mollie was taken to A&E at the Princess Royal University Hospital London after developing sharp hip pains. She had an operation which released pressure from infection and reduced the pain. However, a scan showed evidence of abnormal cells in her hips, and after 3 weeks of further tests and scans Mollie was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.
Tragically, a follow-up CT scan revealed a 6.5cm tumor located on top of her left kidney, around her adrenal glands, renal arteries, and spine. Additional tests confirmed that the cancer had spread to her skull and bone marrow. Following this extremely serious diagnosis, her family was advised that Mollie only had a 40% chance of survival.
Under the excellent care of The Royal Marsden and King’s College hospitals, Mollie began an initial 80-day course of aggressive chemotherapy. The total treatment plan is expected to run for around 18 months. Meanwhile, Mollie remains an inspiration to all with her delightful outlook bringing happiness and joy to all who meet her.
Her family was encouraged to launch this fundraising campaign through conversations with parents who are further down the Neuroblastoma treatment path. Their advice was to start fundraising now, in case Mollie should require specialist USA based treatments later, which are not currently available in the UK.