SOUTH EASTERN AREA SHAW’S SUPERMARKETS RAISE OVER $60K for MDA!
Thousands of Shaw’s customers in Southeastern Massachusetts supported Shaw’s and Star Market Stores in their Shamrocks Against Dystrophy Program. Shaw’s and Star Market Stores began their program on February 24th and ran the program until St. Patrick ’s Day. The company raised over $300,000, while $63,000 was raised by the Southeastern Massachusetts locations alone!
Associates asked customers to buy a Shamrock, either $1 for a green shamrock or $5 for a gold shamrock to sign and display on the walls. Associates arranged Shamrocks to create designs such as Clovers, Leprechauns, Flowers, and even spelling out THANK YOU to their supporters for helping them make a difference in the lives of local families affected by Muscle Diseases. We would like to recognize Shaw’s in Norwood and their Customer Service Manager Kathy Hulme for being the highest fundraising store with a total of $6,479 raised!
“We’re fortunate to have a number of great and loyal sponsors in Massachusetts helping to make the campaign a success,” said MDA Raynham Executive Director Melanie Britto. “Sponsors like Shaw’s/Star Market make it easy, convenient and fun for customers to buy a Shamrock and help those in the community affected with a muscle disease.”
Shamrocks sales help support MDA’s worldwide research program, as well as its national network of some 200 clinics, including the Brigham and Women’s, Tufts University, Boston Children’s Hospital, and MGH. Sales also help send local children ages 6-17 with muscle diseases to MDA summer camp at Camp Allen in Bedford, NH. To learn more about Shamrocks Against Dystrophy and other MDA programs, contact Melanie Britto, Executive Director, at 508-821-1533 or visit mda.org.
MDA (mda.org) is the world’s leading nongovernmental provider of ALS services and funder of ALS research. Over the years, MDA has led the fight against ALS, investing more than $290 million in its ALS research, services and information programs. People with ALS can be seen at 200 MDA clinics across the country, including 41 MDA/ALS centers. The Association’s research, health care services, advocacy and education programs provide help and hope to more than 1 million Americans affected by more than 40 other progressive neuromuscular diseases.