Can you help us raise money and awareness for a 6-year-old boy suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?

17th Jan 18 | Entertainment News

Marissa Carter and 6 year old Vincent Lyons need your help

Marissa’s Masterclass is back, and for a fantastic cause. All proceeds from your favourite beauty-based day out are to be donated to Vincent Lyons, a dinosaur-loving 6-year-old bravely battling Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Taking place this Sunday, 21st January in Dunboyne Castle, expect all of the make-up, skin care and tanning tips you’ve come to know, love and expect with the added bonus of raising money for a great cause. As well as donating all proceeds from the event, Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter will also match them.

Expect goodie bags chock full of Marissa’s must-haves as well as spot prizes from your favourite fashion and beauty brands.  

Vincent is a 6-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Boys with DMD, like Vincent, do not make the dystrophin protein in their muscles. Due to this missing protein, muscle weakness increases over time. Eventually, complications occur in the heart and lungs. Unfortunately, there is no cure for DMD. At present, there are no treatments available in Europe for Vincent's specific type of DMD as he is missing exons 45-50.

In late 2017 the family received the news that a drug that will benefit Vincent is available to ship to Ireland and Temple Street Children's Hospital has agreed to administer it. The drug will potentially lessen the severe muscle weakness. Time is of the essence. It is vital Vincent receives the drug while he is still walking, to achieve maximum effect. However, the cost of the medication is currently €441,000 plus shipping costs. The medication can only be shipped every 13 weeks. There is no financial assistance for this and the family has to raise all the costs.

Vincent is a very caring, funny, intelligent little boy. He lives in Dublin 15 with his parents, Vivien and Alan, two sisters and dog, Bella. He has a huge passion for dinosaurs and loves going fishing with his dad. His dream in life is to become an archaeologist. We really want this dream to become a reality for Vincent.

To purchase tickets click here 

For more information please see victory4vincent  To donate, check out the GoFundMe page here 

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