Sailormen Inc. Popeyes Raises Record $703,034 for Local MDA Families

Annual “Appetite for a Cure” program and golf tournament raise funds to support the fight against muscle disease.

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“I’m proud of Sailormen/Popeyes employees, customers and business partners who have offered their unyielding support for such a worthy cause," said Sailormen Inc. CEO Bob Berg.

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 Sailormen Inc., Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Golf Classic celebrated its 10th anniversary this year on May 8 in Miami Lakes, Fla. More than 40 companies sponsored the premier golf event that raised more than $163,000 to help those served by MDA.

Additionally, this year's “Appetite for a Cure” program ran from Jan. 27 through March 16, at participating Popeyes restaurants in South Florida and across the Southeast. The program raised a record $539,863 through the sale of $1 coupon cards worth $30 to be used toward free and discounted purchases during future visits.

“I’m proud of Sailormen/Popeyes employees, customers and business partners who have offered their unyielding support for such a worthy cause," said Sailormen Inc. CEO Bob Berg. "Because of their generosity and enthusiasm to give back through this year's 'Appetite for a Cure' program and the Golf Classic, MDA families throughout the Southeast will receive vital funds to help them fight back against muscle disease.”

Sailormen Inc. is the largest domestic franchisee of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, with 143 locations in seven states. The company has raised more than $4 million for MDA since 2002.

“For many years Sailormen/Popeyes has fueled MDA’s mission of help and hope, and this year’s fundraising results are a perfect example of the company’s true dedication to support families served by MDA,” said Katie Bobin, divisional director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association chapter in South Florida. “Their outstanding efforts through hosting a hugely successful coupon card program and golf event are important because they help raise not only awareness, but the funds needed to help find treatments and cures for dozens of neuromuscular diseases."

The annual coupon program and golf tournament directly benefit local families affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases by helping to support MDA's programs of research and health care services, including sending local kids to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp at Gold Coast Camp in Lake Worth, Fla.

Medical services in South Florida are provided through the MDA Clinic at the University of Miami School Of Medicine.

About Sailormen
Sailormen Inc. is the largest domestic franchisee of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, with 143 locations in seven states. The company has raised more than $4 million for MDA since 2002.

About Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen
Founded in 1972 in New Orleans, Popeyes is a leader in the New Orleans segment of the foodservice industry and is the world's second largest quick-service chicken concept based on the number of units. As of July 14, 2013, Popeyes had 2,153 restaurants operating in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Cayman Islands and 28 foreign countries. For more information, visit the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen website at http://www.popeyes.com.

About MDA
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; 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. Learn more about MDA's mission by watching this video.


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