Fundraiser for the family of Amar Philippe - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Fundraiser for the family of Amar Philippe

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Photo of Amar Philippe from gofundme.com Photo of Amar Philippe from gofundme.com

WSIL -- You can get dinner and help a family dealing with the loss of a child this weekend in Carbondale.

The fundraiser for the family of 5-year-old Amar Philippe is scheduled for Saturday, October 6 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Carbondale Elks Lodge.

Philippe died August 13 when police say he walked onto North Wall Street and was struck by a vehicle. Carbondale Police say the driver attempted to swerve to avoid the child, but was unable to do so.

Flyers posted for the fundraiser advertise a dinner including spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, and a drink. The prices are $7 for those 11 and older, and $5 for children ages 2-10. It also says there is a cash bar available, plus a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.

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