Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Shamrocks Available Spring 2014!
The Student Government Association sponsors a shamrock fundraising event for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, all clubs are welcome to participate and see which club raises the most money. Shamrocks will be sold from February 1 - March 17. Buying a shamrock for just $1 will help a MDA child be sent to camp.
What is MDA Summer Camp?
"MDA Summer Camp gives children the opportunity to participate in outside activities, such as horse-back riding, fishing and swimming.
Children with neuromuscular disorders annually enjoy a free camp adventure at MDA's week long Summer Camp session. Each camper is accompanied by a volunteer counselor who provides the care, supervision and attention children with muscle-wasting diseases need.
It costs $600 for one of these special children to attend Summer Camp. This cost is not paid by the families but by MDA. With your help, camp is a reality for children ages 6-21 who suffer neuromuscular disease."
Where do the Funds Go?
$25- Flu Shot
$65- One minute of research
$75- Covers a follow-up clinic visit
$100- One support group session
$150- One physical, occupational or respiratory therapy consultation
$200- Professional fees related to initial diagnostic work-up at an MDA Clinic
$500- Assists one person for one year with the repair of a wheelchair or leg braces
$600- Sends one child to MDA Summer Camp
$750- Pays for a muscle biopsy and interpretation
$2,000- Helps pay for a wheelchair