'One in a million baby' gets help from people like you
This weekend is your chance to help a Rushville baby diagnosed with a one of a kind genetic disorder.
Seven-month-old Emma McGovern has been hospitalized five times ... only spending three weeks at home since she was born in February. Click here to watch our original visit with Emma.
She and her parents Kory and Mickayla McGovern are currently at St. John's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit In Springfield after a portion of her Emma's lung collapsed earlier this month.
The fundraiser will help the family pay for the more than $300 thousand in medical bills racked up so far since her birth.
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Those unable to attend the fundraiser can mail checks made payable to the Emma McGovern Trust Fund to Chasers Tap, 229 N. Liberty St., Rushville Ill. 62681
A benefit to help offset medical costs for Emma McGovern is planned Friday and Saturday at Chaserâ??s Tap, 229 N. Liberty St. in Rushville. The events scheduled are:
6 p.m. â?? Fun starts with teams of two competing in a glow bags tournament. Chili cheese dogs will be served.
9 a.m. â?? Sausage, gravy and biscuit breakfast. Cost is $5 per plate.
10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. â?? Ride For Emma. The route includes traveling to Anderson Lake, Havana, Bath, Chandlerville, Virginia and then back to Chaserâ??s Tap. Cost is $10 per person.
11 a.m. â?? Sale of pork chop sandwiches and hamburger plates. Cost is $5 per plate. (To-go service available.)
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. â?? Redneck Photo Scavenger Hunt. Teams of 2-10 people. Cost is $10 per person.. First place prize is $100 and second place is $50. Participants must have a digital camera or a phone with a camera. The â??best dressed redneckâ?? also will win a prize.
4 p.m. â?? Auction: Items being auctioned include eight hours of bulldozing (valued at $1,180 ) and $400 transportation cost; 5 yards of concrete (valued at more than $500); a double door smoker, Ducks Unlimited print, an etched glass picture and other artwork; Cardinals World Series memorabilia and many more things and gift certificates.
6:30 p.m. â?? Open mic
8 p.m. - 12 a.m. The band Wedgewood Brothers perform.
A Harley-Davidson T-shirt quilt, a deer antler knife and other items will be raffled off.