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Fundraising Effort Created by DYC Student Raises $llk

Buffalo, New York – June 28, 2013 – The D’Youville College Student Association, the Student Veterans Association, Catholic Health and St. Francis High School sponsored the 2nd Annual Laps for Limbs fundraiser April 28 and raised $11,000, according to the organization.

Money raised helps children through The Little Pebble Foundation and veterans with amputations through Helping Empower Returning and Disabled Veterans (H.E.R.D.). Proceeds from the event were distributed equally between the two organizations.

The fundraiser was the idea of Kristen Smith, a physical therapy major at D’Youville, who developed the concept and helped organize the first Laps for Limb event in 2012.

The Little Pebble Foundation uses the funds to send children with amputations to “Camp No Limits” where confidence and development of independence is fostered.

H.E.R.D. ensures disabled and returning veterans are provided for when they return from active duty. “This year’s donations will go to veterans in need of assistance in improving their housing conditions.”