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 hosting a motorcycle rally benefit this Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tri-County Harley Davidson.
Lang graduated from Lakota West High School in 2010, but has been fighting the lung disease cystic fibrosis since she was five years old.
Lang is currently listed for a double-lung transplant at Loyola in Chicago and at the Cleveland Clinic. The transplant could take place this summer, but could be scheduled for a later date depending 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.
All of proceeds from Saturday’s motorcycle rally will benefit Alicia’s Lungs.
At the benefit, there will be a raffle for a 2011 Harley Davidson Fat Boy around 5 p.m. There will also be three different silent auctions and a 50/50 split the pot.
Barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, beer and pop will be available at the event.
Walk this Way Salon, which will have feather hair extensions, crystal tattoos and chrome and gold nails, will be on hand. Furthermore, a tattoo artist will be doing henna tattoos at the event.
Registration for the motorcycle rally itself starts at 10 a.m. and the ride will leave at noon.
Prizoner will also perform at the event.
Tri-County Harley Davidson is located at 5960 Dixie Highway in Fairfield.
For more about Alicia’s story, visit the Facebook page or WestChesterBuzz.com’s story entitled “Lakota West grad hoping for new lungs.”
People who want to donate, but cannot make either 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)