National Association of Letter Carriers Raises $1.4 Million to Help Fight Muscle Disease

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The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced that the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has raised more than $1.4 million over the past year to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease.

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“The men and women of the NALC never have wavered in their dedication to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by life-threatening muscle disease,” NALC President Fredric V. Rolando said.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced that the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has raised more than $1.4 million over the past year to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease.

Vital funds provided by NALC long have supported MDA’s world-renowned research efforts, life-changing health care services and community support programs, including MDA summer camp and advocacy efforts that involve local communities.

“The men and women of the NALC never have wavered in their dedication to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by life-threatening muscle disease,” NALC President Fredric V. Rolando said. “Together, we continue to support MDA because we know that our combined efforts are part of the progress that will one day ‘deliver’ a cure for these life-threatening diseases.”

NALC became MDA’s first nationwide sponsor more than 60 years ago and recently was highlighted on MDA’s broadcast of the MDA Show of Strength Telethon on ABC television stations across the country. Click here to see how NALC supports MDA.

“For many years, the National Association of Letter Carriers has shown a phenomenal level of dedication and commitment to helping speed MDA’s mission to save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease,” MDA President and CEO Steven M. Derks said. “The generosity of NALC has helped MDA invest in vital research to find treatments and cures and fund critical support and services, including MDA summer camp, for our families across the nation. We're deeply thankful for the association’s loyal support.”    

NALC has been an MDA national sponsor for 62 years. Its members raise money for MDA through golf tournaments, bowling events, MDA Muscle Walks, bingo nights, pancake breakfasts, raffles, roadblock canister drives and more.

Over the past six decades, NALC has raised more than $77.5 million to help MDA ‘deliver’ treatments and cures and move toward a world free of the harmful effects of muscle disease.

About NALC
NALC was founded in 1889 as the union of city delivery letter carriers working for the U.S. Postal Service. The organization has more than 280,000 active and retired members from more than 2,000 local branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

About MDA
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of people 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.

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