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.