John talked about the money raised by his charity and how it's invested. He said that since the disease is incurable, the money raised goes primarily towards supporting patients in capacities such as care-giving and suffering-mediation, but that money also goes towards the long-term goal of finding a cure for the disease.
John then went on to tell us about a play called 'Thérèse Raquin' by Émile Zola (adapted by Nicholas Wright) which is scheduled to be performed at The Abbey Theatre at 7.30pm on January 15th. All proceedings will go towards the Motor Neurone Disease Association and he therefore implored us all to attend as the money will go a long way towards helping people with this horrific disease.
"Set in nineteenth century Paris, 'Thérèse Raquin' tells the story of a young woman who is forced to marry her sickly cousin, Camille. She endures a suffocating existence until Laurent, a friend of Camille, steps into her life and a passionate and torrid love-affair changes their lives forever."
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