Fareway Stores, Inc. partnered once again with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to host the 9th Annual Fareway MDA Golf Classic at Beaver Creek Golf Club in Grimes. The event raised over $166,800 for MDA of Iowa, making it another record-setting year for the golf tournament. Funds raised at this event will fund research and provide health care services and support for more than 1,700 MDA families across the state.
“We are proud to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association through this annual event that’s raised nearly $750,000 over the last nine years,” said Reynolds W. Cramer, Fareway President and CEO. “We want to thank our generous partners, who support us in helping find a cure for these muscle-debilitating diseases.”
Fifty-four vendor partners provided sponsorships and teams, making it a full tournament with 216 golfers. For the ninth year in a row, the event was presented by Keurig Dr. Pepper; other top sponsors included PepsiCo, Tyson Fresh Meats, Dean Snyder Construction, and Wells Blue Bunny.
“The funds raised at this event are crucial to local families here in Iowa and helps fund ground-breaking research, a state-of-the-art Care Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and helps send kids to MDA Summer Camp where they make life-long friends and memories,” said MDA Development Director, Brette Dowson.
In 2019 Fareway employees, customers and vendors raised over $420,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
MDA is committed to transforming the lives of people affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases. We do this through innovations in science and innovations in care. As the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government, MDA has committed more than $1 billion since our inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Research we have supported is directly linked to approved, life-changing therapies across multiple neuromuscular diseases. We support the largest network of multidisciplinary clinics providing best-in-class care at more than 150 of the nation's top medical institutions, and each year thousands of children and young adults learn vital life skills and gain independence at MDA Summer Camp and through recreational programs. For more information visit mda.org.
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