News By Tag
News By Location
Benefit and Fundraiser Planned for Georgia Woman Recovering From Flesh Eating Bacteria
A benefit and fundraiser for Aimee Copeland is being held on Tuesday, May 22nd at Sunnyside Cafe in Carrollton, Georgia. Ms. Copeland's recovery has been widely publicized since she developed a rare bacterial infection after a fall from a zip line.
Aimee Copeland, the widely publicized young woman that developed a rare bacterial infection, called necrotizing fasciitis, after cutting her leg in a May 1st fall from a homemade zip line over the Tallapoosa River near Carrollton, GA, is seeing support from west Georgia businesses such as Hillcrest Farms and West Georgia Processing.
On Tuesday, May 22nd, Sunnyside Café and Farmer’s Cupboard in Carrollton, GA will host a benefit and silent auction, with all proceeds going to Ms. Copeland and her family. There will be local artists in attendance and a concert planned, with headliner, Corey Durkin, who has dedicated a song to Ms. Copeland and her recovery efforts.
Hillcrest Farms, a local, family-owned and operated farm has generously donated a large black hog, with meat processing services donated by West Georgia Processing, and the meat is one of the items up for auction during the fundraiser event.
For more information regarding the silent auction and fundraising efforts on behalf of Aimee Copeland, please visit the University of West Georgia’s website at http://uwgpsychology.org/