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ISU College of Pharmacy students to hold annual Spaghetti Feed Raffle & Auction fundraiser Feb. 26

Posted February 9, 2010

For many doctor of pharmacy students, helping others achieve optimum health is why they chose to spend nearly eight years in their professional studies. Beyond the classroom and clinics, students strive to ensure that special needs are also met for members of their community as well. For the past 17 years, student members of the Professional Pharmacy Student Alliance, (PPSA) take time from their busy schedules to assist an ill area youth make a dream come true with the annual student-sponsored Spaghetti Feed Raffle & Auction fundraiser.

The 2010 Spaghetti Feed Raffle & Auction will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. Advance tickets are $5 per person or $20 for a family, regardless of size. Prices are double at the door. Tickets are available at (208) 282-4597 or sfra@pharmacy.isu.edu.

This year’s proceeds will go towards assisting a 17-year-old Pocatello girl’s dream come true through the Idaho Make-A-Wish FoundationÒ. Shantae Anderson, a sophomore at Pocatello High School, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and has a dream to visit the Bahamas resort of Atlantis. Shantae is the daughter of Tres and Cory Kinghorn of Chubbuck. Her siblings include a brother, Cameron and sister, Tasia. When not in school, Shantae enjoys listening to hip-hop music, snowboarding and hanging out with her friends.

During the live auction event at the fund-raiser, items such as a four-wheel riding trip and cave exploration are put up for bids. In addition, several area businesses donate gift certificates and other services.

A portion of the proceeds also are used for PPSA students to hold community immunization, heartburn, methamphetamine and diabetes awareness programs throughout southeastern Idaho.

For more information regarding this fund-raiser, or to donate items for auction, contact Whitney Cooley at sfra@pharmacy.isu.edu. Tickets also may be purchased at the College of Pharmacy, 970 S. 5th Ave.