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2014-08-15 20:21:50

CHICAGO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Having a bucket of ice water dumped on your head may not seem dignified, but it is certainly helping MDA and other ALS-fighting organizations raise awareness and funds as the viral social media craze continues to sweep across America. Today, Steven M. Derks, President and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, joined the ranks of tens of thousands of people willing to get chilled in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Derks accepted the...

2014-07-23 08:23:20

HOUSTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All Jiffy Lube service centers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, and Vermont will kick off the 2014 MUSCLE UP® campaign in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) with a special fundraising effort. Each Jiffy Lube will donate $1 for every Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change purchased in participating New England stores during the weekend of July 25, 26 and 27. There are 76 Jiffy Lube service centers...

2014-07-17 23:01:11

Annual Fill the Boot Campaigns Heat Up This Summer; Events Nationwide Benefit Children and Adults Fighting Muscle Disease. CHICAGO, (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are set to kick off another summer season of the fire fighters' spirited Fill the Boot campaign. Throughout 2014, the two organizations are celebrating 60 years of a partnership committed to saving and improving the lives of more than one...

2014-07-16 23:11:04

Jerry’s Auto Group has teamed up with the MDA to host a philanthropic event to help those living with muscular dystrophy. The event will be held on the July 21st and it will be a golf outing for the ages. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Muscular Dystrophy Association is a nonprofit agency dedicated to curing muscle disease, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education....

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...

2014-06-19 14:28:14

American Academy of Neurology A new study suggests that people with muscle diseases such as muscular dystrophies may benefit more from group doctor visits than individual appointments. The study is published in the June 18, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "In this age when the demand for neurologists is rising faster than the supply and health care costs continue to rise, it's important to look for finding solutions that are...

2014-05-06 23:00:38

Bojangles’ restaurants raise a record-breaking $536,000 during MDA's annual Shamrocks mobile program that will help send some 660 children affected by muscle disease to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp this year. Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that Bojangles’ restaurants, with the help of its loyal customers, have raised a record-breaking $536,000 during the organization’s annual Shamrocks mobile program that will...

2014-04-17 23:01:45

Friday, May 2, is `Drink One for Dane’ Day, when more than 215 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in seven states will donate proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Friday, May 2, is `Drink One for Dane’ Day, when more than 215 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in seven states will donate proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association , the world leader in fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The event...

2014-04-07 23:01:24

From mid-February through mid-March, Juice It Up! helped fight back against muscle diseases by selling MDA Shamrocks paper mobiles, which were bought by customers for $1 donations. CYPRESS, Calif., (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that Juice It Up! raw juice and smoothie bar locations have raised $11,767 during the 2014 Shamrocks mobile program to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease. "We are proud to partner with MDA to...

2014-03-27 23:00:36

“Fierce Hope,” a painting by Ray West of Greensboro, N.C., has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 “Fierce Hope,” a painting by Ray West of Greensboro, N.C., has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Now in its 22nd year, the Collection features artwork from people across the country with muscular dystrophy and related disorders. West lives with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),...


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