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Spaghetti dinner raises money for nonprofit
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Posted: 2013 Oct 04 - 06:38

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The inaugural Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser presented by the Advocacy Committee at SunUp Arc was a huge success with close to 200 attending, raising almost $2,200.

The event took place at SunUp ARC's west campus, with Tania Ortega-Cowan and Regina Tracy serving hungry attendees.

"I was so pleased to see a great turnout for the fundraiser," said Rep. Debbie Mayfield. "We have many people in need in our community and I am so grateful for the hard working people at SunUp ARC that provide resources for people who truly need support."

In 2010 SunUp ARC formed the Advocacy Committee. Patricia Moody, Scott Connelly, Natalie Urquhart and Michelle Penly volunteered to take on this task. Since the committee was formed, they have been having meetings and attending events to bring about awareness to the community regarding the needs of people with disabilities.

Last March the Advocacy Committee went to Tallahassee to meet with other individuals from across Florida to engage in a statewide campaign to "End the R-word" in Florida. We are so happy to report that their quest was a success, with Governor Scott signing the bill in August to end the "R" word.

"We are all so proud of what the Advocacy Committee has accomplished in a very short time. Their tenacity to educate the general public on Special Needs individuals is inspiring" saidChuck Bradley, SunUp ARC executive director.

The spaghetti dinner fundraiser was to help get the finds required to send the Advocacy Committee to Tallahassee again this March to continue their quest on educating the public on special needs individuals.

For more information on the Advocacy Committee, contact Nancy Moody at nancymoody@live.com.

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