Eighth annual Pasta for PALS benefits ALS research at Medical Center

Dafnos Italian Grille, 1190 W. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, Pa., is the site of the eighth annual Pasta for PALS from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, co-sponsored by the Zimmerman Family Love Fund and Dafnos. Tickets for the dinner are available for a donation of $10 per person in advance at the restaurant, or by calling JoAn B. Zimmerman at 717-533-4254. Proceeds from the event support ALS research at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

The Zimmerman Family Love Fund (ZFLF) was established in memory of Bruce W. Zimmerman, who lost his battle with ALS in March 2002. The fund is set up to help financially support basic science, translational, and clinical research into ALS at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Hershey Medical Center by Dr. Zachary Simmons, James Connor and their collaborators. The fund also aims to increase awareness and understanding of ALS, a progressive neuromuscular disorder that slowly paralyzes and always kills its victims, often within two to five years. The cause of and cure for ALS, a disease that robs individuals of the ability to walk, talk and, eventually, breathe remain unknown. The only hope for the future is research.

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Last Updated March 25, 2010