AFW donates $1 per employee to kick off MDA summer camp fundraiser

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — American Furniture Warehouse is showing their commitment to MDA by kicking off their Summer Camp Campaign with a check of $3,730. Their donation represents $1 for every  employee across their fifteen locations. During the month of June, they will continue to raise  funds in each store to help transform the lives of children with muscular dystrophy and related  neuromuscular diseases to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). 

Funds raised from these campaigns support research, care, and advocacy for people living with  muscular dystrophy, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), and related neuromuscular diseases.  This campaign also supports MDA Summer Camp for children ages 8-17 provided at no cost to  families. Following two years of virtual MDA Summer Camp, MDA is building back the in-person  

experience in locations across the country and continuing a virtual option. 

“I’m excited that MDA Summer Camp is returning in-person this year as well as virtually. This  hybrid model means that any child in the United States living with a neuromuscular disease— including those with less mobility–can still participate. Summer camp provides kids with new  

experiences that build life skills and confidence, and it also lets them form new friendships.  These personal connections are priceless because they provide our kids with support  throughout the year. That is why we say, ‘Summer camp isn’t just a place, it’s a feeling.’ We are  so grateful to our dedicated volunteers, retail partners, and generous sponsors for helping MDA  build Summer Camp back stronger!” said Alicia Dobosz, MDA’s Senior Director, Recreation &  Community Programs. 

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

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