In the Lowcountry tonight, a mother is on a mission to raise awareness for bike safety, and funds for her daughter's medical bill after she was hit by a car in September.
Local bands took the stage in the ballroom of the Hilton Head Island Tennis & Beach Resort to benefit the Adams family.
Alexandria Adams was riding her bike in Bluffton near her home, when a car struck her and then drove away.
Ever since that day, her mother Dawn Adams says Alexandria's health has not been the same. She lists brain damage, nerve damage, and a broken nose and teeth that were caused by that accident in September.
As surgeries add up to a financial burden, the community is coming together to assist the family in paying those hefty bills.
However, money isn't all Dawn Adams hopes to raise in the benefit from 3 p.m. until midnight on Saturday. She says the event included information from law enforcement on bicycle laws in Beaufort County.
"The good news is, we also had an officer come out, with Beaufort County. She explained the rules of bicyclists and cars throughout the area," JoAnne Grimshaw said.
Grimshaw emceed the evening festivities, which included introducing Alexandria to the stage to sing as well.
"Evidently, this isn't a single problem. It's going out through Beaufort County. So, we're hoping to get awareness to that problem, and also to help Ally with the financial burden of all the medical bills," Grimshaw says.
The cover charge requested for the evening was $7. Local businesses attended and generously donated to the cause. Proceeds from a silent auction and raffle also went to the family.
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