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Wednesday, February 2,2011

A Super Bowl party with a purpose

Sir Pizza fund-raiser benefits Guatemalans

by Alyssa Gienapp

Super Bowl Sunday will offer a chance for local residents to help provide health care in Guatemala.
Sir
Pizza Grand Caf' in Old Town is holding an event at 6 p.m. Feb. 6, to
help raise funds for Michigan State University students and teachers venturing on a two-week
mission to the region of Chimatenango, where 60 percent of people do not
have routine access to health care. Handmade artwork from Guatemala will be available for purchase.

“Everything
made that day will go towards medical supplies,” said Lucy Kurtz, a
first-year student in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. “All the
proceeds from the Guatemalan art being sold are being donated to the
trip.”

Kurtz
said that all the press turned this fundraiser into something much
bigger and the expected turnout is at least 100 people, which should
help the five students, one professor and the volunteers provide the
region with medical care.

MSU
College of Osteopathic Medicine partnered with Botsford Hospital and
DOCARE International to provide ongoing health care. Together, they are
in the process of establishing a permanent clinic.


Sir Pizza is located at 201 E. Grand River Ave. in Lansing. The phone number is (517) 484-4825.

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