Kroger's Atlanta Division customers surpassed the grocer's $250,000 fundraising goal and donated over $278,000 from March 16-29 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
The annual fundraiser encouraged Kroger customers to purchase $1 or $5 shamrocks to help MDA send thousands of young patients to summer camps and provide comprehensive health care, medical equipment, support services and clinics to those affected by more than 40 forms of neuromuscular diseases.
"Kroger remains one of the largest supporters of MDA's efforts to provide much needed services and potentially life saving research to local families living with Muscular Dystrophy," says Angela Brown, MDA Area Director. "Kroger associates and their loyal and valued customers continue to inspire hope and it's with their unyielding support each year that we are able to provide for those living with neuromuscular diseases."
Muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic diseases that cause progressive muscle weakness. While some cases may be mild and progress slowly, others produce severe muscle weakness, functional disability and loss of the ability to walk.
Information in this article was furnished by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, published as a community service from FOX 5.