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19th annual Idaho State University PPSA Spaghetti Feed, Raffle, Auction, Make-A-Wish fundraiser set Feb. 24

Posted February 2, 2012

The 19th annual Idaho State University Professional Pharmacy Student Alliance (PPSA) Spaghetti Feed, Raffle and Auction will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

"The students are continuing their record success and they want you to be a part of it," said Julie Hillebrant, ISU College of Pharmacy assistant to the dean.

The PPSA Spaghetti Feed, Raffle and Auction is an annual fundraiser put on by students to help raise the necessary money to fund their rural community patient outreach projects for which they have received national recognition.

Recognizing the importance of community stewardship, the pharmacy students donate at least 25 percent of the proceeds from the Spaghetti Feed Auction to a Make-A-Wish child and have traditionally fully funded wish recipients in past years.

This year, the Make-A-Wish child is Savanah, a 7-year-old girl from Pocatello, who was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. Her wish is to experience the magic of Disney World with her family.

"Your donations will go a long way to help support pharmacy students in the local community and fulfill the wish of a local child," Hillebrant said.

The event is meant for the whole family with activities for the children and many raffle items including a stereo surround system, a Tissot Watch and an Apple iPad.

Tickets for the dinner are $5 per person or $20 per family. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the College of Pharmacy at 282-4597.