MDA & ‘Deliver the Cure’
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Support the fight against muscular dystrophy
Half a century of help...millions to fight muscular dystrophy
America's letter carriers have helped lead the search for cure for neuromuscular diseases for half a century. The NALC was the first national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and letter carriers are among MDA's top fund-raisers, collecting more than $20 million in the past 15 years alone to finance research and provide care and services for children and adults with muscular dystrophies.
Branches can now register to take part in the year-long campaign to raise funds for NALC's official charity. Branches that fill out a registration form will receive a packet of materials designed to help branches redouble their efforts.
Click here to download a branch registration form. Print it out and mail it to the address at the bottom of the form.
‘Muscle Walk’ with President Rolando in Texas
To help recognize and support NALC’s fundraising efforts for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Dallas/Fort Worth-area branches will be participating in an MDA Muscle Walk in Arlington, TX, on Saturday, Sept. 24.
NALC President Fredric Rolando also is scheduled to participate in this walk.
“Donate to our Muscle Walk and you’ll help support NALC’s dual goals,” Rolando said: “to raise awareness of muscle diseases, and to raise funds for MDA, our only official charity.”
If you would like to become part of the team with President Rolando in September, call Geneva Kubal at NALC Headquarters in Washington, DC, at 202-756-7403, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
NALC supports MDA through…
Summer camps: Wonderful opportunities for children living with muscular dystrophy to spend time with kids who are just like them, doing activities adapted to their needs and establishing new friendships. NALC members are proud of the fundraising work we do all year long to support research to one day deliver a cure and to help make camps like these a reality.
Muscle Walks: A series of fun, non-competitive local walks held across the country, funding research and services for people with any of more than 40 muscle-damaging diseases. Muscle Walks provides an opportunity to honor adults and children with any of the more than 40 muscle diseases in MDA’s program, walk to have fun and get some light exercise, and raise funds to help MDA support research and provide vital services to families affected by neuromuscular disease.
Bowlathons: One more way NALC can show how serious we are about our long partnership with MDA. For some branches, it might have been years since they’ve done any sort of MDA fund-raising. Others may never have. An event such as a bowlathon gives branches a project they can plug right into, with a goal of increasing branch and letter carrier participation.
Fill the Satchel: Letter carriers, in uniform and with their postal satchels, set up at various locations around the country, collecting from motorists, pedestrians, shoppers—and even from the crowds heading into sports venues.
Visit the MDA Tool Kit to learn more.
Display your support for MDA
Show off your support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with this T-shirt affirming NALC’s plan to continue to work to “Deliver the Cure.”
This stylish gray T-shirt has a custom blue design that reveals the long-standing partnership NALC has had and continues to have with the MDA. The back identifies the National Association of Letter Carriers, “Established 1889.”
The shirts come in sizes from small to 4XL and are available to order from NALC’s Supply Department.
Combined Federal Campaign
The Combined Federal Campaign number for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is 10561.
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MDA Tool Kit
Click here for forms and information regarding NALC’s MDA-related activities, such as “Fill the Satchel,” bowlathons, Muscle Walks, summer camps, and NALC’s MDA Motorcycle Club.
NALC’s history with MDA
NALC embraced the Muscular Dystrophy Association as its "official charity" in 1952, becoming the first official national sponsor of the group.