IRON RIVER, MI, April 6, 2017 – More than 70 Krist Oil locations in the Upper Michigan and Wisconsin area teamed with customers to raise $20,808 to help free kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that limit strength and mobility during the 35th annual MDA Shamrocks program to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
“Each year, Krist Oil employees and customers open their hearts to make a big difference through the simple act of selling or purchasing an MDA Shamrock,” said Special Projects Coordinator, Adri Atanasoff. “We’re grateful to everyone who participated and we’re honored to do our part in support of MDA’s mission to help local families affected by these muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger.”
From February 6 to March 19, Krist Oil locations participated in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day fundraising program in which customers and associates purchased an MDA Shamrock at check-out for a $1, $5 or a larger contribution at check-out. Each Shamrock was signed by the customer and prominently displayed in each store, symbolizing strength, independence and life for MDA families in the community.
Since first teaming up with MDA in 2011, Krist Oil and its customers have raised more than $123,604 to help MDA provide the families it serves with critical resources and support to fulfill life goals.
This year, the MDA Shamrocks program united tens of thousands of retail locations throughout the country to benefit the organization’s shared mission to fund groundbreaking research across diseases and provide individuals with life-enhancing programs and support
services, including state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care the MDA Care Center at Prevea Health in Green Bay, WI and Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, WI.
Funds raised also make MDA Summer Camp possible for more than 45 area kids where they can experience the best week of the year at no cost to their families at Pilgrim Center in Green Lake, WI.
To learn more about the 2017 MDA Shamrocks program and how to get involved, contact Fundraising Coordinator Murphy Maes at (920) 499-4571 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit mda.org/shamrocks.
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.
Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at mda.org.