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Kroger Customers Donate More Than $278,000 To Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Atlanta, GA - Kroger’s Atlanta Division customers surpassed the grocer’s $250,000 fundraising goal and donated more than $278,000 from March 16th-29th to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

The annual fundraiser encouraged Kroger customers to purchase $1 or $5 shamrocks to help the MDA send thousands of young patients to summer camps and provide comprehensive health care, medical equipment, wheelchairs, support services and clinics to those affected by more than 40 forms of neuromuscular diseases.

“We are incredibly proud of our customers who helped support this worthwhile cause,” says Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “Thanks to their donations, we can help inspire hope to all those living with neuromuscular diseases.”

Muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic diseases that cause progressive muscle weakness. While some cases may be mild and progress slowly, others produce severe muscle weakness, functional disability and loss of the ability to walk.

The MDA is a national nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy. The MDA contributes 77 cents of every dollar raised toward research, services and educational programs – connecting people diagnosed with muscular dystrophy to a national network of 200 clinics and centers, which includes a valuable support system, practical information and essential services to improve their overall wellbeing. For more information about the MDA please visit www.mda.org.
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