More than 12 Bellman Oil CITGO locations in the Indiana area will be raising funds to help transform the lives of children and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases during the 40th birthday MDA Shamrocks campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
From February 14th to March 31st Bellman Oil CITGO is adding an iconic paper Shamrock (pinup) to their purchase at check out for just $1, $5 or a larger contribution. Bellman Oil CITGO joins thousands of other retail locations throughout the country in this year’s program — the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day-themed fundraiser.
The MDA Shamrocks will be displayed on ceilings and walls in stores across Indiana and every community, visually declaring steadfast support to fund research and care for children and adults living with neuromuscular diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility.
“For 40 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association has hosted the MDA Shamrocks campaign to raise critical funds for research and care for people who live with a neuromuscular disease and we are honored to be a part of their effort to help make that research result in treatments,” said Jamie Bellman. “Thanks to the generosity of Bellman Oil CITGO employees and customers, we can help MDA fund their research, care, and advocacy efforts for the 300,000 families who live with a neuromuscular disease.
The MDA Shamrocks program benefits the organization’sshared mission to fund groundbreaking research across diseases and provide families with the highest quality care from the best doctors in the country, including best in class multidisciplinary care at the MDA Care Centers. Funds raised also make MDA Summer Camp possible for Indiana area children. This summer program provides the opportunity for children to learn vital life skills, make life-long friendships and experience independence, at no cost to their families at MDA Camp.
In just the past five years, MDA’s funding of research has led in part to major medical and scientific advancements including the development of 15 new drugs in the past seven years, that are now available treatment options, and the promise of more to come. These advancements make this an unprecedented time in the history of neuromuscular disease research and care — made possible in part by the funds raised and support given over the years to the MDA Shamrocks program.
This year, our MDA Shamrocks 40th Anniversary campaign will be using #Shamrocks40, along with #MDA #Shamrocks to generate awareness for MDA’s mission and be the leader in neuromuscular disease. We invite you to help us amplify this effort throughout the campaign for people to read and hear about our mission to see how we help our community. To learn more about the 2022 MDA Shamrocks program and how to get involved, contact Account Manager, Cause Marketing Partnerships Cindy Clark at 989-413-3878 or email@example.com or visit mda.org/shamrocks.
About the Muscular Dystrophy Association
For 70 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been committed to transforming the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. We do this through innovations in science and innovations in care. As the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government, MDA has committed more than $1 billion since our inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Research we have supported is directly linked to life-changing therapies across multiple neuromuscular diseases. MDA’s MOVR is the first and only data hub that aggregates clinical, genetic, and patient-reported data for multiple neuromuscular diseases to improve health outcomes and accelerate drug development. MDA supports the largest network of multidisciplinary clinics providing best-in-class care at more than 150 of the nation’s top medical institutions. Our Resource Center serves the community with one-on-one specialized support, and we offer educational conferences, events, and materials for families and healthcare providers. MDA Advocacy supports equal access for our community, and each year thousands of children and young adults learn vital life skills and gain independence at summer camp and through recreational programs, at no cost to families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MDA continues to produce virtual events and programming to support our community when in-person events and activities are not possible. MDA’s COVID-19 guidelines and virtual events are posted at mda.org/COVID19. For more information, visit mda.org.