White Oak Station, Nevada, is rallying to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) free kids and adults from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility by participating in the MDA Shamrocks program, March 1-17.

White Oak Station invites customers to join them in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day fundraising program, by adding an iconic paper Shamrock (pinup) to their purchase at check-out for just a $1, $5 – all benefiting MDA.

“For families fighting muscle-debilitating diseases, MDA Shamrocks represent more than luck, it is a symbol of strength, independence and life,” said Geena Staiert, development specialist. “With help from White Oak Station and the Nevada community, we can continue to support MDA’s mission of funding research to accelerate treatments and cures, while providing life-enhancing programs and support services, including state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care at the MDA Care Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.”

Recent major medical and scientific advancements including the development of four new drugs that are now available treatment options, and the promise of more to come, make today the most promising time in the history of neuromuscular disease research and care — made possible in part by the funds raised and support given over the years to the MDA Shamrocks program. Funds raised also make MDA Summer Camp possible for more than 70 area kids, where they can experience the best week of the year at no cost to their families at Camp Courageous in Monticello.

To learn more about the 2019 MDA Shamrocks program and how to get involved, contact Geena Staiert at 319-393-8905, gstaiert@mdausa.org or visit mda.org/shamrocks.