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Blue & White Society sponsors fundraiser for IM Able Foundation

The Penn State Berks Blue & White Society, the student contingent of the Penn State Alumni Association, is holding a Spaghetti Dinner fundraising event for IM Able Foundation on Monday, April 11, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Lion's Den. The menu includes salad, spaghetti with choice of sauce, garlic bread, drinks, and various pies for dessert.

The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for students in advance, $12 for adults and $10 for students at the door, and students can use their meal plan to pay for the dinner.

Founded by Penn State Berks alumnus Chris Kaag in 2007, the IM Able Foundation promotes the benefits of an active lifestyle to the disabled. Kaag, a disabled United States Marine, began fundraising efforts to purchase age-specific handcycles, a type of arm-powered bicycle that cost between $1,500-2,500 each, as well as to provide additional financial resources to disabled children who wish to purchase a handcycle.

Through the IM Able Foundation, Kaag promotes the idea that with today's technology, such as handcycles, it is possible for anyone who has a disability to increase their fitness levels, and thereby, reap the benefits of both physical and mental health.

For more information about the IM Able Foundation please visit: www.getupandmove.org/blog/?=361.

To purchase tickets to the Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser, contact Heather Angstadt, Coordinator of Alumni Relations, at 610-396-6052 or hla2@psu.edu.
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