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Parent To Parent fundraiser in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A group that helps Michigan families with kids who have developmental disabilities is hosting an 80's style celebration and fundraiser this weekend.

They're called Parent To Parent and everything they do for the community is free.

The director tells us the services they provide to families of those with developmental disabilities can help them live normal lives.

Parent To Parent serves people in 9 counties here in West Michigan.

They provide support groups, classes, events and a safe place to connect with others all for families with kids who have been diagnosed with things like autism, cerebral palsy or Down's Syndrome.

All of their services are free and they help parents every step of the way.

"They're hooked up with a lot of professionals in the beginning and a lot of doctors and social workers and therapists and the peer support is something completely different. It's somebody who understands what it's like from that very beginning of diagnosis, right through all of those struggles that they manage," said Amy Helmuth, Parent to Parent Family Support Coordinator.

The Radical 80's Rewind fundraiser is Saturday at the Hayloft Theater at the Celery Flats in Portage. It's from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

All the proceeds will go to help the hundreds of families that get support from Parent to Parent

Organizers tell us this is their largest and most important fundraiser since they rely mostly on grants.

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