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'This Able Veteran' fundraising event to be held in Carbondale, IL

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"This Able Veteran" gives a new lease on life to veterans through the gift of specially trained service dogs, and a Wednesday, September 21 event at Panera Bread in Carbondale, Illinois will serve as a fundraiser for the non­profit organization and a chance for the public to meet service dogs in training.

The fund raising event takes place on September 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the bakery/café located at 1126 E. Walnut St. in Carbondale.

Panera will donate a portion of the proceeds from all purchases that night when people bring in a printed copy of the event flier or show an electronic version when they place their orders. You can find the flier by clicking here.

Gift card purchases are not eligible, but all other purchases are.

In addition, two of the puppies currently undergoing the extensive training to become service dogs will be on hand, giving visitors the opportunity to get acquainted and learn more about "This Able Veteran," a Carbondale­-based organization founded in 2011 to support veterans recover from trauma, whether psychological, physical or both.

More than 30 veterans have received new canine partners at no cost to them through the organization.

"This Able Veteran" relies on volunteers, donations and fundraisers, such as the Panera benefit to accomplish its mission.

"This Able Veteran" t-shirts will also be available for purchase at the event.

Learn more about This Able Veteran by clicking here.

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