Shamrocks Against Dystrophy

'Shambassadors' inspire Shamrock programs to be the best they can be

posted on January 1, 2012 - 2:45pm
In the weeks surrounding St. Patrick’s Day, all across the country, participating retailers sell green and gold clover-shaped MDA Shamrocks mobiles for $1 and $5. The immensely popular Shamrocks fundraising program — which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year — has grown in income every single year, even during economic downturns, says Brian Hunter, MDA vice president of business development...

A golden voice inspires hope

posted on May 1, 2008 - 3:12pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
Anyone who has heard the hauntingly inspirational strains of the song that begins, “There’s got to be a morning after …” has experienced the magic of Maureen McGovern. That theme song from the blockbuster film “The Poseidon Adventure” was an Oscar-winning International Gold Record, and launched McGovern on a recording career of dazzling breadth and depth, 36 years and still going strong.

Building something together

posted on January 1, 2008 - 3:24pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 1
Walk into almost any Lowe’s home improvement store between Feb. 15 and March 17, and the first thing you see may be dazzling displays of green and gold adorning the walls. Since 2001, the hardware giant has partnered with MDA in selling Shamrocks Against Dystrophy mobiles, to bring hope and help to people affected by neuromuscular diseases across the country.