MDA & ‘Deliver the Cure’
MDA columns published in The Postal Record
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.
Fundraising report form
Members, please send your checks to MDA. Locally raised funds must be turned over to the local MDA office for deposit and crediting purposes. Click here to download the form.
Branch MDA representatives are reminded to deliver all money collected each year, along with activity forms, to MDA by Dec. 15. Activity form copies should be sent to the attention of Geneva Kubal at NALC Headquarters also by Dec. 15.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
- MDA Mission
Going the extra mile for MDA
April 2017 Postal Record: Stories featuring Springfield, IL Branch 80; Downers Grove, IL Branch 1870’s Cesar Medina; Hagerstown, MD Branch 443; Pasadena, CA Branch 2200; Naples, FL Branch 4716; Northeastern New York Branch 358. Also: MDA Honor Roll.
2016 MDA Honor Roll
The annual MDA Honor Roll recognizes branches for their fundraising activities in 2016. This is a list of all branches and groups that NALC is aware of having made a contribution.
Muscle Walk update
NALC President Fredric Rolando participated in a Muscle Walk in Dallas as part of the MDA Honor Roll incentive trip.
2016 Convention update
After all the receipts and expenses from NALC’s 70th Biennial Convention in Los Angeles were reconciled, the union delivered more than $73,000 to MDA at the Honor Roll incentive trip in Dallas in September.
- NALC and Medical Militia Radio Deliver the Cure for MDA
NALC President Rolando interviews MDA Goodwill Ambassador Reagan Imhoff
From the 2014 NALC Convention in Philadelphia
Check out who at the NALC has taken the #ALSIceBucketChallenge!