Kids in our local schools will be selling them for $1 & $5 to benefit the MDA. Businesses will sell them too.
Students at dozens of Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast public schools will soon see shamrocks all over the walls. The annual Shamrocks Against Dystrophy program gets underway on Monday.
If you are an administrator at a local school, Brandy Miller, Executive Director of our area's MDA chapter, wants to hear from you.
She describes this program as a "disability awareness program", as a way to "help fight back against neuromuscular diseases and ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)".
Miller calls it a "great way for the schools to bring in a program that talks about disability awareness and help raise funds that will stay right here in the local community to benefit many MDA families."
She says last year local schools raised more than $19,000 and they hope to go higher this year.
Businesses will also be selling these shamrocks, and while the coupon on the ones you buy from schools will be for a Wendy's Frosty, some businesses will put their own coupons on them.
The program runs through March 22, 2013.
Funds raised through the School Shamrocks Against Dystrophy program help local families affected by muscular dystrophy and ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
The program also helps support MDA's worldwide research and health care services programs, and national network of more than 200 MDA hospital-affiliated clinics, including the MDA Clinic at the Jupiter Medical Center and the University of Miami. Shamrock sales also help send area children with neuromuscular diseases to a fun-filled week of MDA summer camp in Lake Worth.
If you have a chid in a Palm Beach County school, here is a list as of this writing of those already signed up to sell the shamrocks:
Alexander Dreyfoos Jr School of the Arts, All Saints Catholic School, BAK Middle School of the Arts, Boca Raton High, Congress Middle, Conniston Middle, Crosspointe Elementary, Del Prado Elementary, Emerald Cove Middle, G-Star School of the Arts, Heritage Elementary, Howell L Watkins Middle, Kentwood Preparatory School, Lake Shore Middle, Lantana Middle, LC Swain Middle, Lighthouse Elementary, Osceola Creek Middle, Pahokee Elementary, Pahokee Middle/Sr High, Palm Beach Gardens High, Palm Beach Lakes High, Park Vista High, Royal Palm Beach High, Seminole Ridge High, South Tech Academy, Spanish River High, St. Juliana School, Suncoast High, Timber Trace Elementary, Tradewinds Middle, Verde Elementary, Watson B Duncan Middle, The Weiss School, and West Boca Raton Community High.
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