Fareway Stores, MDA partner for Shamrocks fundraiser

Fareway Stores throughout Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota are uniting to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) free kids and adults from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases by participating in the MDA Shamrocks program now through March 16.

Fareway Stores invite customers to join them in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day fundraising program by adding an iconic paper MDA Shamrock (pinup) to their purchase for just a $1, $5 or a larger contribution– all benefiting MDA.

“Every year, we look forward to the Shamrocks campaign benefitting MDA,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “The funds raised provide necessary dollars to help free kids and adults from debilitating muscle disease.”

The MDA Shamrocks program unites tens of thousands of retail locations throughout the country to benefit the organization’s shared mission to fund groundbreaking research across diseases and provide individuals with life-enhancing programs and support services, including state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care at the MDA Care Center at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Recent major medical and scientific advancements including the development of six new drugs that are now available treatment options, and the promise of more to come. This is made possible in part by the funds raised and support given over the years to the MDA Shamrocks program. Funds raised also make MDA Summer Camp possible for more than 70 area kids where they can experience the best week of the year at no cost to their families at Camp Courageous in Monticello, IA.

To learn more about the 2019 MDA Shamrocks program and how to get involved, contact MDA Development Director, Brette Dowson at 515-681-2363 or bdowson [at] mdausa [dot] org, or visit mda.org/shamrocks.

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