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2014-07-08 12:28:25

THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRADITION WILL AIR IN PRIMETIME, SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 9|8C CHICAGO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast telethon the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, one of America's longest-standing and beloved fundraising and entertainment events, will invite America to help shape the content of the show to air this Labor Day weekend. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140708/124950 "For decades,...

2014-06-26 23:01:21

Mother’s Market & Kitchen today announced that through the generosity of its customers, it has raised nearly $34,000 to send 43 kids affected by muscle disease to MDA Summer Camp. Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Mother’s Market & Kitchen today announced that through the generosity of its customers, it has raised nearly $34,000 to send 43 kids affected by muscle disease to MDA Summer Camp at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center. MDA summer camp offers a wide range of...

2014-06-25 23:01:34

Grand Marshall Jay Leno and The Doors’ Robby Krieger Lead Bikers to Support the Muscular Dystrophy Association Southern California Summer Camp Program as Budweiser Presents the 31st Annual Love Ride, Powered by GEICO Motorcycle Castaic Lake, Calif., (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Thousands of riders are expected to join the 31st Annual Love Ride, the longest running single-day motorcycle fundraiser in the world, to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Oct. 25, 2014. The Budweiser...

2014-06-24 23:01:49

Third annual ‘Make a Muscle’ Mobile Campaign to support the fight against muscle disease. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Western Refining and the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that the 2014 “Make A Muscle, Make A Difference®” mobile campaign raised $379,053 to help save and improve the lives of children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Southwest. “I am very proud of the effort demonstrated by both the employees and our great...

2014-06-19 23:01:36

Register with MDA Team Momentum and secure your entry in the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association has a last chance opportunity for anyone interested in participating in the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon by securing a guaranteed entry through MDA Team Momentum, the organization’s new nationwide endurance program designed to help support MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for muscle disease. The...

2014-06-16 23:01:36

Volunteers from 101 Mobility helped design Sci-Fi and Fantasy themed wheelchair costumes for children attending MDA Summer Camp. King, NC (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 This past week, volunteers from 101 Mobility attended MDA summer camp’s costume parade. 101 Mobility is a national franchisor, retailer, and installer of mobility equipment headquartered in Wilmington, NC. The costume designs were a result of the creativity of 101 Mobility’s technical and design department. Each costume can be...

2014-06-12 23:08:10

Central US location to serve as nationwide hub as MDA accelerates progress to find treatments and cures. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association has a new national office from which to direct its mission, fundraising and operational strategies. The 64-year-old voluntary health agency announced today it has moved into its new national office in the city’s downtown business district. The office will serve as a hub for MDA’s executive management,...

2014-06-11 12:22:21

Local CITGO Marketer Raises More Than $40,000 for MDA Chapter in Michigan SPARTA, Mich., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer American Gas and Oil (AGO), with the support of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, raised more than $40,000 for the local Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) chapter during its annual MDA Shamrock campaign. From Feb. 17 through March 24, customers in the area visited local AGO stores and purchased $1 and $5 paper shamrocks, which were displayed around...

2014-05-28 23:02:11

SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) announced today that a portion of the proceeds for the group’s annual Yard Sale & Auction held during CMA Fest will benefit the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. NASHVILLE, (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) announced today that a portion of the proceeds for the group’s annual Yard Sale & Auction held during CMA Fest will benefit the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association....

2014-05-27 23:01:44

Annual “Appetite for a Cure” program and golf tournament raise funds to support the fight against muscle disease. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Sailormen Inc. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that the 2014 “Appetite for a Cure” program and the annual Sailormen Inc., Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Golf Classic have raised a record-breaking $703,034 to help save and improve lives of children and adults affected by muscle disease. The...


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