By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A fundraiser will be held Thursday to benefit a Philadelphia police officer who was injured on his way to work. Highway Patrolman Andy Chan, a 24-year veteran of the force, was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle to work in January.

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He suffered severe head injuries and has been out of work ever since.

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Chan’s partner, Sgt. Kyle Cross, has teamed up with Chan’s wife to organize the fundraiser.

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“It’s going to be a long road ahead, but we have seen a lot of improvement. We’re just all hopeful, right now, that he will make a full recovery,” Cross said.

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The fundraiser is Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Rotten Ralph’s at 201 Chestnut St.