“MDA summer camp is often considered ‘the best week of the year’ for our kids, and it wouldn’t be possible without support from partners like Casey’s..." said MDA Director of Business Development Danielle Etter.
ANKENY, Iowa, (PRWEB) July 28, 2015
More than 1,880 Casey’s General Store locations in its 14 state area will raise money to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of kids fighting muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases that limit muscle strength and mobility by participating in the MDA Summer Camp Mobile Program.
From Aug. 1 to Sept. 7, Casey’s General Store associates will sell $1 and $5 pin-up mobiles that offer customers the opportunity to help send local children affected by neuromuscular diseases to a week where anything is possible at MDA summer camp at more than 14 different camps in the Casey’s General Store service area – all at no cost to their families.
“MDA summer camp is often considered ‘the best week of the year’ for our kids, and it wouldn’t be possible without support from partners like Casey’s General Store and its generous customers and employees," said MDA Director of Business Development Danielle Etter. "Each mobile sold this summer will help support the families we serve and provide some amazing kids with life-changing camp experiences, as they build self-confidence and develop independence in an environment where barriers don’t exist. In addition to the fun and friendship, they acquire important skills that will help guide them into adulthood.”
During the program, many participating stores will often creatively display the purchased mobiles on their ceilings and walls, visually declaring steadfast support for helping children affected by muscle disease get stronger and live longer. And this year, it’s a great way to pledge their support by celebrating the 60th anniversary of MDA’s summer camp program.
This is the ninth year Casey’s General Store has supported MDA through its mobile fundraising programs, raising more than $4.35 million to help accelerate urgently needed progress for people whose abilities to move are compromised — including everyday abilities like walking, running, hugging, talking and even breathing.
In addition to giving kids with muscle disease a week of awesome adventures, dollars raised from the mobile program help MDA push science to its limits in the search for cutting-edge treatments and cures, and support MDA’s life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and clinics.
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 life-threatening 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.