Phoenix (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
More than 230 Western Refining convenience stores – including Giant Mustang, Sun Dial and Howdy’s – throughout the Southwest will join forces with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the third consecutive year for the “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference®’’ mobile campaign to help families affected by muscle disease.
From April 29 through June 2, Western Refining subsidiaries located throughout Arizona, southwest Colorado, New Mexico and southwest Texas will sell $1 and $5 pin-up mobiles that offer customers the opportunity to donate to their local community and help support families served by MDA.
“Western Refining is proud to be part of the annual ‘Make a Muscle’ mobile campaign that will help save the lives of those fighting muscle diseases,” said Western Refining Vice President – Retail, R.C. Sprouse. "This campaign has been successful due to the generosity of our dedicated employees and customers. With their continued support, we hope to exceed last year's fundraising efforts and help fuel the fight against muscular dystrophy and related diseases."
The mobiles are bought and signed by generous customers and will prominently be displayed in each store throughout the campaign. Last year, more than $351,824 was raised through mobile sales donations. This year’s goal is $370,000.
"Western Refining has made a big difference for those we serve by raising not only awareness, but the funds needed to help find treatments and cures for dozens of life-threatening muscle diseases," said MDA Executive Director Traci McMillan. “We are grateful to have the continuous support of a company that is committed to serving its local communities and helping MDA families across the Southwest."
Each “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference” mobile sold will directly benefit local MDA families and help raise vital funds for MDA's programs of research and health care services, including sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp.
About Western Refining
Western Refining, Inc. is an independent refining and marketing company headquartered in El Paso, Texas. Western operates refineries in El Paso and Gallup, New Mexico. Western's asset portfolio also includes stand-alone refined products terminals in Albuquerque and Bloomfield, New Mexico; asphalt terminals in Albuquerque, El Paso, and Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; retail service stations and convenience stores in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas; a fleet of crude oil and finished product truck transports; and wholesale petroleum products operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Virginia. More information about the Company is available at http://www.wnr.com.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow us at facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews.