PLATTSBURGH — Thousands of Lowe’s customers in Plattsburgh NY supported Lowe’s Home Improvement in their Shamrocks Against Dystrophy program, giving a total $24,074.
That's more than any other Lowe's nationwide, Eastern New York and Vermont Muscular Dystrophy Association Fundraising Coordinator Tawn Malison told the Press-Republican.
Lowe’s ran its program Feb. 6 through March 31, with the money raised earmarked to support local services to help improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease, a press release said.
Lowe’s associates asked customers to buy a Shamrock mobile for $1, $5 or $20 and also held special events to support their efforts.
“Once again, Plattsburgh Lowe’s associates and their customers have shown unyielding support for MDA families this season,” Malison in the release.
“The generosity of this community and the help of local business participating in this program is what enables MDA to fund groundbreaking research and provide critical services like clinics, summer camps, support groups and more to our families who are desperately counting on us.
"This year’s fundraising success is critical to help all families living with muscle disease get stronger and live longer now.”
The Muscular Dystrophy Association, the release said, is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency, committed to saving and improving the lives of people fighting muscle disease.
Its efforts include finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neuromuscular diseases by funding worldwide research, providing comprehensive health-care services and support to MDA families nationwide and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.