SOURCE: Imagine Fulfillment

October 11, 2007 13:33 ET

October 26, 2007 Set for Gala Fundraising Event Benefiting The Wheelchair Foundation

Torrance-Based Imagine Fulfillment Services Spearheading the Event to Be Held at the Magnificent Trump National Golf Club in Palos Verdes Peninsula; Acclaimed Actor Richard Gant to Host the Evening

TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwire - October 11, 2007) - A fundraising event to benefit The Wheelchair Foundation will take place October 26, 2007 at the Trump National Grand Ballroom in Rancho Palos Verdes. Co-hosted by The Wheelchair Foundation's Chris Lewis and celebrated actor Richard Gant, the black-tie dinner will also honor Dan Danielson, Co-CEO of Mercury Media, an industry-leading media buying and management company, an executive recognized for his involvement with numerous charitable organizations. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Vann Johnson & The Regal Covers.

The Wheelchair Foundation delivers wheelchairs to every child, teen and adult in the world who needs but cannot afford one. "The Wheelchair Foundation delivers hope, mobility and freedom. $75 buys one wheelchair and the foundation has given nearly 600,000 wheelchairs to those in need," said Andy Arvidson, CEO of Torrance-based Imagine Fulfillment Services and IFS Television who is the primary organizer of the event.

The fundraiser has attracted an impressive list of corporate, direct response and entertainment sponsors, including Trump National Golf Club, Response Magazine/Response Expo '08, InPulse and West Telemarketing, Koeppel Direct, SF Video, The Print Network, Convergys, Greenburg Family Foundation, Perpetual Artistry, Mayfair, SpyBase, Symbolic Pictures, Recording Truck, Lite Panels, Homeland Housewares, Eddie Wolf Photography, SSA Public Relations, ExpoCall, The Lasik Spa, AA International Media Foundation, Landsburg Quality Institute, XTurion, A&S Diagnostics and Hillside Florist. The Electronic Retailing Association and Electronic Retailer Magazine have joined as in-kind sponsors.

Event organizer Arvidson is well known in the direct marketing industry for his commitment to the community, devoting at least one hour every day to such cause-based organizations as National Multiple Sclerosis Society, City of Hope, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arvidson's focus on The Wheelchair Foundation stems from his appreciation for the immediacy in which the organization provides assistance.

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