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More than 186 Kroger-Atlanta Division stores in Georgia, South Carolina and Eastern Alabama teamed with customers to raise more than $292,000 to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease during the 33rd annual MDA Shamrock program to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
“Each year, Kroger- Atlanta Division employees and customers open their hearts to make a big difference for those we serve through the simple act of selling or purchasing an MDA Shamrock,” said Muscular Dystrophy Association Fundraising Coordinator Holly Whire. “We’re grateful for Kroger's unyielding support and to all those who donated critical funds that will help accelerate treatments and cures for hundreds of local MDA families who are desperately counting on us."
From March 8-21, Kroger locations participated in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser in which customers and associates purchased an MDA shamrock at check-out for a $1 or $5 contribution.
“We are incredibly proud of our customers and associates who helped support MDA over the years,” said Glynn Jenkins, director of public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “Thanks to their donations this Shamrock season, we can help inspire hope to all those living with neuromuscular diseases.”
This is the 15th consecutive year the Kroger-Atlanta Division has participated in the MDA Shamrock program. Customers and associates have raised more than $4.3 million since 2001 in the fight against muscle disease.
The 2015 Kroger shamrock donations help support MDA’s life-enhancing programs such as support groups and clinics, as well as groundbreaking research to accelerate treatments and uncover cures. They also fund MDA summer camps that remove barriers and build independence for kids affected by muscle diseases.