CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Iowa says its 2018 Fareway Shamrocks fundraising effort collected $163,533.
That is the biggest donation total from the Shamrocks program since the MDA of Iowa began its partnership with the grocery store chain.
“Once again, Fareway retailers, their customers, and employees have gone above and beyond to make a meaningful difference for people whose everyday freedoms - walking, talking and even breathing - have been taken away by neuromuscular diseases,” said MDA of Iowa Director of Business Development, Brette Dowson. “It is because of their generosity that MDA is able to provide lifesaving research and support to help these individuals and their families live longer, grow stronger and experience a world without limits.”
Fareway customers from February 15th through March 17th were able to donate money at checkout and get an MDA Shamrock pinup in the store.
“We are proud to support MDA and their mission to find a cure for muscle debilitating diseases,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “We would like to thank our generous customers for continuing to make the shamrocks campaign an overwhelming success.”
The MDA Shamrocks program celebrated its 36th anniversary in 2018.