It’s March, and at MDA that means only one thing: It’s Shamrocks season! Each St. Patrick’s Day season for the last 37 years, MDA has partnered with 20,000 retailers nationwide to raise a little green (more than $323 million, to be exact) both to send kids to MDA Summer Camp and to fund groundbreaking research . . .
For 36 years, retail partners nationwide have sold iconic paper shamrocks to help kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases live longer and grow stronger.
MDA is proud to partner with DECA for the 2018 MDA Shamrocks campaign! For every shamrock sold, DECA chapters will be helping kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases live longer and grow stronger.
MDA’s iconic paper Shamrocks are synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day for millions of Americans who purchase the symbols of good luck at retailers nationwide to help MDA families live longer and grow stronger. But how did this annual tradition get started? Hint: a bright idea and the luck of the Irish.
Thirteen-year-old Garin, who lives with DMD, has a positive attitude that helps his family give him the best life possible. That includes one day becoming an architect who designs buildings for people who use wheelchairs. But first: MDA Summer Camp!
Twin sisters Avery and Kennedy from California were diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 2 when they were infants. Now, they are featured on MDA Shamrocks available at Lowe’s Home Improvement across the country this year. They love being involved with the Shamrocks program because it helps fund their favorite part of MDA: dance parties at summer camp!