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Shamrocks For MDA

Lauren

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Mar 7th, 2014

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The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world leader when it comes to muscle diseases.  Established in 1950, MDA is dedicated to finding treatments or cures for more than 40 neuromuscular diseases.

Between March 1st and March 21st, ACME customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland will have the opportunity to participate in the MDA Shamrocks campaign. The Shamrocks are available for customers to purchase, sign and display in their local store to help create an authentic St. Patrick’s Day atmosphere.

 

ACME Vice President Dan Croce purchases the first Shamrock of the Campaign! Donations like this will go towards helping families like Jackie’s, whose 4 year old daughter Madeline has been diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy.

All money raised through the 2014 campaign will be used to help send children with muscular dystrophy and other muscle diseases to Summer Camp that will be hosted at Variety Camp in Worcester, PA.

The MDA Summer Camp is important for many different reasons. Some children are so dependent on their parents and siblings that they rely on them just to be turned over in the middle of the night. Never asking for a break or complaining about their lives, the families of these amazing children are given the opportunity of a brief respite as they allow themselves to place their child’s care in the hands of people they can trust.

This leads to what is arguably the most important reason for the camp; the children themselves. There are programs and groups that come together and share experiences, allowing their children to co-mingle and make friends during their normal days, however, Summer Camp takes things just a little bit further. Giving children an opportunity to spend days at a time, surrounded by children who are just like they are. They play games, attend a dance and enjoy a time when they aren’t different……..yet they are different, in so many special ways.

To see how you can help support MDA research though the Shamrock campaign.

To learn more about muscular dystrophy and hear about the families it is affecting, like Jackie and Madeline, click here.

 

 

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