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Brooklyn Irish rally for David Bourke

Brooklyn's Irish American community is coming together this weekend in "A DAY FOR DAVID," a fundraising drive to benefit the Bourke family of Bay Ridge.

Long time Bay Ridge resident, David Bourke, a Dublin native, is the father of four children ages 9-13 and is married to Geraldine Collins.

David has been battling brain cancer and has undergone several brain surgeries, most recently on March 24. In order to defray medical costs and to help the family a fundraiser is being held this Saturday, May 14 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at St. Patrick's Auditorium, 9511 Fourth Avenue.

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Tickets for the fundraiser are available from Irish Haven 5721 4th Avenue, Harbor Abstract 7617 3rd Avenue and Kitty Kiernans 9715 Third Avenue. The Green Spa & Wellness Center at 8804 Third Avenue is the drop off point for gift donations such as gift certificates and/or baskets. Raffle tickets are also on sale.

The fundraiser is being sponsored by the Brooklyn Shamrocks Gaelic Football Club, and the Friends of David Benefit Committee.

Donations may also be sent to The Bourke Family Trust c/o Rhea McCone 7617 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11209 or online through paypal with credit card to

For further information on Saturday's event contact: James Keenaghan (917)776-8034, Chris Nestor (917)731-8638, Rhea McCone (718)491-6505 or (917)533-5430.

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