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Fundraiser for Assisted Living Technology

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IPAT, an organization that provides assisted living technology to the elderly and disabled, organized an event called "Pedaling for Possibilities" today.

For all the miles these bikers are spinning, they're making more headway on the sidelines.

"There's ten members to a team and each member has had an opportunity to go out and raise money," Judie Lee, CEO of IPAT, said.

They're raising money, heart rates and spirits. Many teams came in costume.

"Since we work with kids we do a lot of games in our therapy sessions and one of their favorites is Guess Who? so we decided to be the Guess Who? characters," Elizabeth Donahue, of Pediatric Therapy Partners, said.

Elizabeth and her team work as speech, occupational and physical therapists for kids in the community, where technology has become a necessity.

"Some of the things I work with are communication devices, so it's almost like a child's voice," she said.

And as an iPad can serve as one child's words, it also can be one man's eyes.

"My dad is legally blind," Kelsey Latozke of Montana said. "He has lymphoma of the eyes."

For Kelsey, the results his much closer to home.

She says assistance living technology help her dad zoom in on screens so he can view recipes with more ease while cooking.

Dozens of teams competed for most miles logged and most dollars raised.

"All the money raised here goes to people in North Dakota and Minnesota to get the technology," Lee said.

But the real prize at this finish like is most possibilities created.

Organizers hope to beat previous year's fundraising totals of $23,000.

If you missed the chance to donate today, you still have a chance by going to http://ndipat.org/

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