Alicia’s Lungs, a charity raising funds for Lakota graduate Alicia Lang, who has cystic fibrosis and needs to have a double-lung transplant, will be having a aluminum can drive from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday at Lakota West High School.
The charity group is asking community members to collect and drop off their aluminum cans in the front southwest corner of the high school’s parking lot. The drop-off area is near the corner of Union Centre Blvd. and West Chester Road.
Lang is currently listed for a double-lung transplant at Loyola in Chicago and at the Cleveland Clinic. The transplant will be scheduled when a lung becomes available.
The family is anticipating around $350,000 in bills that will not be covered by their insurance, which covers 80 percent of the cost.
People who want to donate, but cannot make to the event, can make their personal pledge to the charity by going to donate page of AliciasLungs.com.
(Photo of Alicia Lang with family at a fundraiser at Lakota West High School)