June 30, 2017
BENEFITING: Muscular Dystrophy Association
EVENT DATE: Apr 28, 2018
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals, and the families who love them, from the harms of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding reserach breakthroughs across diseases, caring for individuals from day one and empowering families with services and support.
MDA of Central IL cares for and supports over 1100 families across the state of IL, in 44 different counties. We have 4 care centers for our families to visit at Carle Hospital, SIU Medical, HSHS St. John's and OSF Hospital. In addition we host an annual weeklong summer camp for our clients ages 6-17, at no cost to their families, lovingly refered to as the "best week of the year." We also are currently funding research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Professor Zimmerman. We rely on support from the communities that we serve to be able to continously provide these services to our famililes. All money raised in one of our communities, stays in that community! When you are supporting MDA of Central IL, you are supporting your neighbors and fellow community members.
We are so excited and thankful to be a part of the Illinois Marathon this year. With our office being in Urbana, this is right in our backyard and we love being involved around town in every way that we can. We will provide every type of support that we can for your race journey when you partner with us. We can't thank you enough for your help in making sure we can provide our families with everything we possibly can!
Want to get more involved with MDA of Central IL? We have so many local events that we would LOVE to have you at! Contact Molly at (217) 351-1853 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.