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'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...

Nick Waneka, who has Becker MD, helps fire fighters find their way around a blaze

posted on June 2, 2009 - 9:00pm
Nick Waneka recalls hanging around the fire house in his home town of Lafayette, Colo., from about the time he graduated from diapers. His dad was a volunteer fire fighter; his mom was in the department’s women’s auxiliary. Now 29, he’s still hanging out at the fire house three days a week, eight hours a day, and he’d spend more time there if he could.
posted on January 1, 2009 - 12:25pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 1
Winter may not have given way yet to spring, but it’s already time to begin making plans for summer. If you’ve heard about MDA summer camp but just aren’t sure you can take that step — or worse, the idea scares you half to death — read on for some words of support, advice and encouragement by a number of folks who’ve been on all sides of the equation. Campers say ...