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RiverHawks game to raise money for local girl suffering liver disease

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

Area baseball fans can catch a RiverHawks game and raise money to help a 10-year-old girl fight liver disease on July 17.

Shelby Martin was born with Biliary Atresia, a rare liver disease that required her to get an organ transplant this year. In an effort to raise money toward her medical bills, Martin will throw the first pitch at the RiverHawks game on July 17 when they take on the River City Rascals. A portion of ticket sales and a 50/50 raffle will go toward the over $500,000 her family owes in transplant-related expenses.

If you are unable to make the game, but still want to donate to Shelby, you can visit www.COTAforShelbyM.com, which is her page on the Children's Organ Transplant Association's website.

The game begins at 7:05 p.m.

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