Local youth have organized a cupcake sale to help raise funds on behalf of a
woman they’ve never met who is need of a double lung transplant.
Fourteen youngsters will be selling cupcakes and lemonade at the Lemon Tree
Mediterranean Grill , 356 Indian Boundary Rd., Chesterton, this Sunday, July
7, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Kim Corbin, the Public Relations Coordinator for a Children’s Organ
Transplant Association (COTA), is helping coordinate a fundraising campaign
on behalf of woman by the name of Stephanie Rath, who is in need of a
life-saving double lung transplant.
These Chesterton youth have joined the fundraising efforts that a group of
Stephanie's friends have undertaken, and are being affectionately called the
"Cupcake Crusaders" because of their plans to put on a lemonade and cupcake
sale to help raise funds.
One of the youth, Abby, had a kidney transplant herself when she was a baby
and the family worked with COTA at the time. So Abby is ‘paying it forward’
and helping to raise awareness for organ donation at the same time.
COTA is a national charity dedicated to helping children and young adults
who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and
family support. Over the past two decades, COTA has assisted more than 1,900
patients from throughout the country, all of whom required a life-saving
organ, bone marrow, cord blood or stem cell transplant.
So, stop by and enjoy a tasty treat and help someone in need at the same
Donations can also be made online at