• Breath of Life Community Fun Fest in Avon to Raise Funds for Life-Saving Transplant

    May 09, 2012 No comments

    The Breath of Life Community Fun Fest will be held in honor of Melanie and Rosie Ablright, Avon area sisters who both have cystic fibrosis and who both need lifesaving lung transplants. The event is planned for May 19th, at Hummel Park at the Charleston Pavilion & the performing arts center. 16-year-old Melanie and sister 11-year-old Rosie are both listed for double lung transplants at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis Missouri. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses. 

    The event will include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament beginning at 8am. The family fun fest begins at noon and goes until 7pm. Activities will include: inflatables, photo booth, food, music, face painting, clowns, carnival games, touch a truck with Plainfield Police & Fire Department and a silent auction. A special concert will take place at 6:30pm featuring Adam Cappa. The concert will be free of charge; a love offering will be taken. 

    Event Chair Ericka Bethel said in a press release that “The family and friends of Rosie & Melanie want to encourage everyone in the community to attend this special event in an effort to give them a second chance at life. 100% of the profits from the event will assist with transplant-related expenses.” The Albright family needs an estimated $60,000 to pay their transplant-related expenses.

    For more information about Breath of Life Community Fun Fest, or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, please contact Ericka Bethel, breathoflifeformelanieandrosie@gmail.com or visit www.cotaformelanieandrosiea.org for more information on Melanie and Rosie and how to help.

    Posted by in Avon, Local News

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