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MDA, ERA Buyers Sellers, and Edward Homes Partner for Golf Tournament

The Muscular Dystrophy Association of El Paso and members of ERA Buyers Sellers and Edwards Homes will be hosting a golf tournament on September 25th to benefit families in west Texas and southern New Mexico living with neuromuscular diseases.

“We are excited to open our club to the community to aid in achieving their fund raising goals, which benefit our local area and makes a positive impact on the lives of so many,” said Natalie Sypher, Director of Sales & Marketing at Butterfield Trail.

Sypher adds, “Every year our employees partner with tournament directors, golfers, volunteers, and event sponsors to really showcase Butterfield Trail’s commitment to ‘Building Relationships and Enriching Lives.”

Proceeds from the event will help provide comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy, and education about Muscular Dystrophy as well as fund worldwide research.

The four-person team, shot gun tournament will begin with registration at 9:00 am in the clubhouse.  A 10:00am shotgun start is scheduled.   Interested participants may pre-register online or the day of the event.

Registration costs are $150 per player or $600 per team of four and include a golf cart, range fee, unlimited range balls, brunch, and dinner.

Western Refining MDA Fundraiser Underway, Donations Help Send Area Kids to MDA Summer Camp

Western Refining and its Howdy’s convenience stores in the El Paso area will help raise vital funds during the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Summer Camp pinup program to help kids fighting muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases experience a week of fun and friendship at MDA Summer Camp — all at no cost to their families.

“After another outstanding year in 2016 raising funds for MDA we have set an aggressive goal of $610,000 in 2017,” said R. C. Sprouse, Western Refining Vice President-Southwest Retail. “I challenge all of our store employees to work with our customers to exceed this goal which would make it the largest fundraiser for Western Refining and MDA ever.”

Through June 11, 38 Howdy’s convenience stores located in El Paso and the surrounding area will raise donations for MDA by selling paper pinups for $1, $5 or more to their generous customers.

Contributions will help send more than 50 local kids to kids to MDA Summer Camp at Manzano Mountain Retreat in Torreon, N.M.

 “This program gives Western Refining employees and customers the opportunity to make a great impact in the lives of individuals living with neuromuscular diseases throughout the Southwest,” said MDA Divisional Director Dave Bartels. “We’re looking forward to a successful campaign and we thank everyone who takes the time to make a donation in the next few weeks. MDA kids view summer camp as the ‘best week of the year’ and the community support absolutely makes that possible.”

Funds raised during the summer camp pinup program in West Texas help support MDA’s efforts to make each camp fully-accessible and medically-safe for its campers. They also help provide meals, 24-hour medical staff on site, lodging for the full week and offer customized activities, such as swimming, horseback riding, zip-lining, adaptive sports and more, so every child can fully participate in the camp experience and live unlimited.

Since first teaming up with MDA in 2013, Western Refining and its customers have raised nearly $2 million in support of MDA’s shared mission to find treatments and cures for people whose abilities to move have been compromised by neuromuscular disease – including everyday abilities like walking, running, hugging, talking and even breathing.

To learn more about the MDA Summer Camp program and how to get involved, CLICK HERE.

El Paso Fire Fighters Fill the Boot Campaign Starts Thursday

El Paso Fire Fighters are set to kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) this Thursday, May 18 in efforts to find urgently needed treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility.

El Paso Electric officials start the yearly event in fine fashion, dropping the first $5,000.00 into the boot.

“For more than sixty years, fire fighters have stood on the front lines with MDA in the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of these life-threatening muscle diseases,” said MDA Fundraising Coordinator, Shannon Schultz. “Each year, El Paso fire fighters dedicate countless hours of their time participating in Fill the Boot drives. We’re grateful for their steadfast drive and uncommon caring toward the kids and adults we serve.”

Contributions help MDA’s efforts to fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers. They also help send more than 35 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at no cost to their families at Manzano Mountain Retreat in Torreon, New Mexico.

IAFF support for MDA began in 1954 when the organization committed by proclamation to support MDA until a cure is found, and the organization’s unwavering commitment to MDA has remained strong to this day.

The IAFF raised $100,000 for MDA in 1955, and $1 million in 1970, and fire fighters continue to raise the bar in their fundraising efforts. In 2016, more than 100,000 fire fighters participated in Fill the Boot events across the country and raised $24.2 million.

To date the IAFF has raised over $607 million for MDA to support families with muscle-debilitating diseases and accelerate treatments and cures. El Paso Firefighters have an incredible $591,686 since 2011.

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