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NEWS RELEASE (March 27, 2023) – More than 130 Fareway locations across Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota partnered with customers to raise $175,000 to empower the lives of children and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases for the annual MDA Shamrocks campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

“For the past 30 years, Fareway has been proud to engage our employees and customers in partnership with MDA for the iconic Shamrocks campaign. We are so grateful for their generous support in donating in-store to support local families living with neuromuscular diseases,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “We’re incredibly thankful for everyone who participated, and we’re honored to do our part for MDA’s mission.”

From February 27th through March 18th, Fareway locations participated in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day fundraising campaign in which customers rounded up their purchase to the nearest dollar for MDA.

The MDA Shamrocks campaign benefits the MDA Care Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and 22 other MDA Care Center locations within the Fareway footprint. Funds raised also make MDA Summer Camp possible for area children. This summer program is an opportunity for children to learn vital life skills, make life-long friendships, and experience independence, at no cost to their families at Camp Courageous in Monticello, Iowa. Funds raised also support research endeavors that to date have brought 18 FDA approved treatments to market since 2015.


About the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the #1 voluntary health organization in the United States for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. For over 70 years, MDA has led the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for the support of our families. MDA's mission is to empower the people we serve to live longer, more independent lives. To learn more visit and follow MDA on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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