WAYNE – Through the end of March Muscular Dystrophy Association officials are putting on a fundraiser campaign.
An ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Zach Jorgensen provided the key points during the MDA Shamrocks Fundraiser.
Retailers are selling MDA Shamrock pin-ups in-store for $1, $5 or a larger contribution of their choosing or rounding up their purchase at checkout. All MDA Shamrocks purchased by customers are displayed in each location, showing support for more than 300,000 people in the United States living with neuromuscular diseases. All donations support research, multi-disciplinary medical teams, advocacy, educational programming and the MDA Resource Center.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association Shamrock campaign has continued for 40 years and funds both groundbreaking research and life-changing experiences such as MDA Summer Camp.
Throughout the month of March, in celebration of MDA Shamrocks 40th birthday, supporters will have the opportunity to donate $40 and receive a specially designed t-shirt in honor of this milestone. The shirt was designed by Dustin Clark, who lives with neuromuscular disease.
Local retailers include Cubby’s in Norfolk, Wakefield and Pender; The 4th Jug and Lutt Oil in Wayne as well as a few locations in Sioux City, Iowa. To find a participating retailer, make a donation or become a participating retailer, visit mda.org/shamrocks.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is dedicated to empowering people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases to achieve their potential. For more than 70 years, MDA has been the nation’s largest non-governmental supporter of research on more than 40 different neuromuscular diseases. The organization has committed more than $1 billion since their inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Also, over the past seven years, the work of MDA has in part led to 15 FDA approved treatments.
For more information, reach out to Zach Jorgensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MDA Care Centers: Provide best-in-class multidisciplinary care at top health care institutions.
- MDA Resource Center: Knowledgeable specialists offering one-on-one support at no cost to families.
- MDA Summer Camp: Every year children and young adults ages get to experience the time of their life at MDA Summer Camp at no cost to families.
- MDA Community Education: Provides resources and materials to educate the neuromuscular disease community, as well as topics such as access to quality health care, education, employment, financial literacy, and self-advocacy.