Lungs for Logan fundraiser tops $6,400

Lungs for Logan Bikes and Bands fundraiser recently was held at the VFW in Mifflinburg, raising more than $6,400 for Logan Roush’s lung transplant fund. Roush is the Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis Inc. (PACFI) president.

“It was a day I’ll never forget,” Roush said. “Great friends, great music and a great day for a ride through the country.”

Hannah Schultz and Joseph Pirraglia organized the bike run and Paul and Dawn Bottiger lined up all the bands for the event, with an estimated 300 people attending. Julie Schultz and Amy Hockenbrock helped with the logistics and the VFW Ladies Auxillary gave to the cause by making, donating and serving all the food.

“There was a band for everyone,” Paul Bottiger said. “Bluegrass, country, rock, even death metal.” Bands performing included Torque, Randy Ginley Band, C4, Bakura Mtn, Slave to Kill and Fully Loaded.

Roush, who has cystic fibrosis (CF) and diabetes, needs about $50,000 and possibly more to pay uninsured costs of his double-lung transplant and to pay for living expenses when he moves to Durham, North Carolina, where he was accepted at Duke University Medical Center. Roush noted Duke was the only transplant center he contacted that would agree to transplant him due to his high risk status. Two Pennsylvania transplant centers would not accept him.

People who want to want to donate to Roush’s transplant fund can send a check to Service 1st Credit Union, Lungs for Logan, 52 E. Chestnut Street, Mifflinburg, PA 17844, or to PACFI, Lungs for Logan, P.O. Box 29, Mifflinburg, PA 17844. People also can donate online at www.gofundme.com/lungs-for-logan.

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