High-energy fundraiser planned for campus United Way campaign

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Photo of United Way billboard featuring Wayne Fuqua and Jessica Parker.

Wayne Fuqua and Jessica Parker encourage giving to WMU's United Way campaign.

KALAMAZOO—"Mission: United" is the theme of a high-energy fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, for Western Michigan University's United Way campaign.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to build a stronger community by supporting the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region through a $5 fee to attend the event, to be held at WMU's Student Recreation Center.

Join a Zumba dance party, scale a 42-foot climbing wall, meet the challenges of the inflatable obstacle courses and capture your adventures at a free photo booth; all while contributing funds to help impact education and health for the community.

Open to the WMU campus and community, admission is $5 for a Live United wristband in advance at the Student Recreation Center Service Desk. The wristbands are $7 the day of the event.

WMU's Student Employee Board and Phi Epsilon Kappa, the professional fraternity for students with majors within the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department, are leading the event.

WMU's campus drive has generated about $225,000 to date, almost 75 percent of its $300,000 goal, all of which will be contributed to the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region. Visit uwbckr.org to learn more about the organization's local agencies and hear stories from people whose lives have been changed by the help they received from United Way.

On-campus fundraising will continue through Wednesday, Nov. 14.

For information on making a gift, contact wmu-united-way@wmich.edu. Contributions can be made as one-time donations by cash, check or credit card, or as pledges, payable by payroll deduction, credit card or direct billing from United Way.