Members of the band Silent Lapse are reaching out to help Emily Hepker, with a benefit concert at 8 p.m. Friday at The Loft.
Hepker, a friend of the band, has battled Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for three years. The band hopes to help pay her medical bills and travel expenses throughout the process of her fourth round of chemotherapy.
“Emily is an inspiration to many for her unrelenting perseverance and positive attitude,” said a description on the band’s Facebook page. “But this battle is costly in many ways. Hotel stays, medical expenses and frequent travel to and from May Clinic in Rochester, Minn. all add up. So we will be playing a benefit concert at the Loft to help out a person who truly embodies the message of hope that birthright represents.”
Also performing at the concert will be local bands Know Lyfe, Hollow Drive and Foul Moustache.
The Loft is located at 414 E. Michigan Ave. To make a donation, visit http://www.silentlapse.com/shows.