It’s a new year and that means it’s time for setting new goals and finding fun and creative ways to crush them. And if your goals involve hosting a chili cook off, putting on a 5k for your community or simply using your birthday as a way to give back to others, we encourage you to read on.
With “Your Way for MDA” we help you fundraise how, when and where you want to. If you have a fundraising idea, that’s great: we can’t wait to hear from you! In need of a little inspiration? Check out some fun ways to fundraise for MDA below.
The Wood family hosts the annual MasterVac Industrial Services Jambalaya Benefit in Baton Rouge every year to raise funds for MDA in honor of their son George, who lives with LGMD.
“We’ve been doing our benefit for 13 years now, and in our best year raised $15,000,” says Monika Wood, George’s mom. “We couldn’t help George and felt helpless. There is no treatment or cure for LGMD. All we could do was try to raise money for MDA hoping one day for a treatment or cure for all children and adults affected by muscular dystrophy.”
When planning to propose to his now wife, Erin, Brandon Foster knew he wanted it to happen in the place they met: MDA Summer Camp.
The couple also thought of MDA when registering for wedding gifts.
“It seemed wrong to ask for gifts. We don’t need gifts, so we decided to ask guests to make a donation to MDA instead,” says Erin.
Through Your Way for MDA Erin and Brandon were able to set up a fund that their guests could easily donate to, with proceeds benefiting neuromuscular disease research, MDA Care Centers and — of course — MDA Summer Camp.
After being diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy Kade McCann saw the impact muscular dystrophy not only had on him, but on kids younger than himself, some of who were unable to walk.
In an effort to raise awareness for muscular dystrophy, Kade eventually contacted MDA, and with some planning, patience and hard work Kade held a run/walk, raising more than $5,900 to help adults and kids living with muscular dystrophy live longer and grow stronger.
Host your own fundraiser with Your Way for MDA