$35,029 Raised for MDA

Cliff’s Local Market raised $35,029 for the MDA of Central New York through the sale of Shamrocks at their 19 stores and two full-service gas stations. The campaign ran from February 1st through March 25th. Shamrock sales help free kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that limit strength and mobility.

“Year after year the generosity of our customers and employees blows us away,” said Jim Clifford, President of Clifford Fuel, the parent company of Cliff’s Local Market. “Every dollar counts and local children benefit from our sales by being able to go to Summer Camp. We are so grateful to everyone who participated.”

The Shamrock campaign Cliff’s Local Market participates in is the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day fundraising program in which customers and associates purchase an MDA Shamrock at check-out for a $1, $5, or $10 contribution at check-out. Each Shamrock is signed by the customer and prominently displayed in each store, symbolizing strength, independence and life for MDA families in the community.

Since first teaming up with MDA in 1982, Clifford Fuel- Cliff’s Local Market and its customers have raised more than $260,000 to help MDA provide the families it serves with critical resources and support to fulfill life goals. This year, the MDA Shamrocks program united tens of thousands of retail locations throughout the country to benefit the organization’s shared mission to fund groundbreaking research across diseases and provide individuals with life-enhancing programs and support services, including state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care the MDA Care Center at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.

Funds raised also make MDA Summer Camp possible for more than 69 area kids where they can experience the best week of the year at no cost to their families at Rotary Sunshine Campus in Rush, NY.

To learn more about the 2018 MDA Shamrocks program and how to get involved, contact Tony Ortega, Executive Director at 315-451-8269, or tortega@mdausa.org, or visit mda.org/shamrocks.

About MDA
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America. Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at mda.org.