We've got until Friday to raise money for MDA!! (Muscular Dystropy Association). All the money is going to research, for MDA.
If you're not familiar with Muscular Dystrophy, it's a horrible disease that leaves many people unable to move their legs, and arms. It destroys people's muscles, until they cannot function any longer, and eventual die from heart failure. Many people with MD die in their 20's and 30's.
My friend Terry is a physical therapist who has been working with MD patient's for the past 2 years and he is the one that reached out to me on this very worthy cuase. I have raised money for it in the past, particularly in Pittsburgh, but I have been so in awe of all the car washes, parties, everything he has done to raise money, I wanted to reach out to you guys for help.
One of his recent patients was a pleasant 27 year old kid. He was diagnosed with MD about 3 years ago, after playing college basketball. When Terry went to see him a few months ago, he noticed that his leg muscles were wasting away, and he's having difficulty standing up and walking. He has to use a cane for balance. And he has one of the mildest types of Muscular Dystrophy. Terry promised him that he would try to help to raise money for research, to help to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy.
That's what brings me here today!! Terry is amazing and I have known him for 15 years and want to help him out in keeping his word. So far, we've raised $720!
Here's the link to Terry's MDA page, and here you can find out more about the disease and where your money goes. I really hope everybody can give at least $5 or $10.........;)
I want to recognize everyone for participating. So, for everyone giving at least $10, I'll send you a professional certificate saying that you participated in the Muscular Dystrophy Asscociation Annual Fundraiser. You can frame it, and hang it on your wall, with your other professional licenses and certifications, in your office, or at your home. ;)
Please help these people out!!! Keep your online receipt, as it's tax deductible at the end of the year.......
Lastly, after you donate something, please email Terry and let him know, so we can send you a certficate!!! Please forward this link to everyone on your list......;)