Community rallying to get Bec MS treatment

image2Appropriately enough, a Battle of the Bands being organised to help raise funds for Gerringong’s Bec Cupitt is going to be Mexican-themed. Bec, who has MS, is booked in for a treatment there in June.

The stem cell transplant treatment (HSCT) she is to have is the same undergone very successfully in Russia last year by another local, Megan Rundback (as reported previously in The Bugle).

The 46 year old mother of three is well-known in the area, having taught at Ss Peter & Paul and at Gerringong PS. She is also one of the 11 Wales sisters.

Claire Kulyk is one of the organisers of Banding Together for Bec – Mexican Fiesta!

“I’ve lived next door to Bec for over 14 years and she’s been a dear friend ever since. Her condition has progressive worsened over those years, and I’ve seen her battle and lose an awful lot through MS.

“If this treatment offers any chance or hope for Bec then I’m willing to support it and her. MS is a cruel disease and it will only get worse if something radical doesn’t happen.

“Bec has thought long and hard about doing HSCT (three years in fact), she’s well away of the pros and cons. We’ve seen those who have truly had remarkable improvements with HSCT and if there’s even a small chance Bec could be one of them, then its worth it!”

The fundraising event will see four bands and two soloists battle it out to be voted most popular on the night – Lauren Collyer, Hunter Auzins, Carefactor, Tropical Wax, Boyz n Berr and Men without Beards.

“It will be a huge night at the Pavilion, with Mexican-themed drinks and food and a big Silent Auction,” says Claire. “We want as many people as possible to come along and show their support.”


Saturday 11 March 2017, 6:30pm – Midnight, The Pavilion Kiama.

Premium table seating $75 pp.
Bar table/standing $45 pp.
Ticket includes entry, bands, dessert bar, tea and coffee.
Food and drinks can be purchased at the venue.

Tickets can be purchased online at

Donations to the cause can be made directly to:
BSB: 012 628
A/C: Removing Barriers
A/C NUMBER: 195535506


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