This week, we’re kicking off our fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). From February 21 to March 17, we’ll be selling MDA’s paper shamrocks at each of our branches* for the suggested donation of $1.
We also have a friendly competition going on between our north and south territory branches for who can raise the most money for MDA. The manager of the region which collects less money will be “pied” in the face.
For 35 years, the Shamrocks program has raised more than $300 million for MDA. Locally, shamrock sales help send local kids to MDA Summer Camp. The camp provides an opportunity for kids with limited muscle strength and mobility to enjoy fun outdoor activities, to build confidence, and to grow in independence.
Here’s one happy camper’s story:
Cortay is an eight-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at age 3. Cortay is full of life and doesn’t let the obstacles of her diagnosis stop her. For fun, she loves to draw and dress up. Cortay has attended MDA Summer Camp every year since turning six years old. She loves Summer Camp and looks forward to it every summer. Her favorite things to do at camp are draw and swim.
*Excludes Millstadt branch.