Fourteen Lyons National Bank locations in Greater Rochester recently teamed with customers to raise $7,232 during the 36th annual MDA Shamrocks program to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
“For the past several years, LNB has participated in the MDA’s Shamrock campaign,” said LeeAnna Hernandez, LNB Shamrock campaign organizer. “Our employees and customers demonstrate their generous support by purchasing shamrocks and organizing multiple fundraising events to help their local community and the families impacted by neuromuscular diseases. We’re incredibly thankful to everyone who participated, and we are honored to do our part in support of MDA’s mission to help western New York families affected by these muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger.”
LNB locations participated in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day fundraising program, in which customers and associates purchased an MDA Shamrock at checkout for a $1, $5 or a larger contribution. Each Shamrock was signed by the customer and displayed in each store, symbolizing strength, independence and life for MDA families in the community.
Since first teaming up with MDA, LNB and its customers have raised more than $30,000 to help MDA provide the families it serves with resources and support to fulfill life goals. This year, the program united tens of thousands of retail locations throughout the country to benefit the organization’s shared mission to fund research across diseases and provide individuals with programs and support services, including multidisciplinary care at the MDA Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Recent major medical and scientific advancements, including four 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 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 Rotary Sunshine Campus in Rush.
Call (585) 424-6560, email hpowers@mdausa.org or visit mda.org/shamrocks for information.