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Support the fight against muscular dystrophy

Half a century of help...millions to fight muscular dystrophy

America's letter carriers have helped lead the search for cure for neuromuscular diseases for half a century. The NALC was the first national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and letter carriers are among MDA's top fund-raisers, collecting more than $20 million in the past 15 years alone to finance research and provide care and services for children and adults with muscular dystrophies. 

Branches can now register to take part in the year-long campaign to raise funds for NALC's official charity. Branches that fill out a registration form will receive a packet of materials designed to help branches redouble their efforts.

Click here to download a branch registration form. Print it out and mail it to the address at the bottom of the form.

Fundraising report form

Members, please send your checks to MDA. Locally raised funds must be turned over to the local MDA office for deposit and crediting purposes. Click here to download the form.

Branch MDA representatives are reminded to deliver all money collected each year, along with activity forms, to MDA by Dec. 15. Activity form copies should be sent to the attention of Geneva Kubal at NALC Headquarters also by Dec. 15.


News

NALC President Rolando “locked up”…for MDA!

Every day, kids and adults are diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that take away the most basic freedoms – the freedom to walk, talk, hug and even breathe.

On August 10, NALC President Fredric Rolando did a little time to do a lot of good by being a “jailbird” at a Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock-Up.

It took more than $20,000 in donations from NALC members, friends and family members to spring him. Thanks for helping to get the job done.

You can still make make a tax-deductible donation to support MDA’s life-saving mission to give individuals—and the families who love them—strength, independence and life. Visit https://www.nalc.org/lockup to check out the donation page.

If you would like your NALC branch to get the credit for your donation, please put your branch number in the “Recognition Name Box” at the end of the billing information.

If you prefer to send a check, download, print and fill out this form and make out your check to MDA: https://goo.gl/YPpdrF

Mail the form and the check to the Richmond, VA, address on the form.

Call Geneva Kubal at NALC Headquarters if you have any questions: 202-662-2403.


Deliver the Cure with MDA Guidebook

TheCover image for the Deliver the Cure Guidebook updated Deliver the Cure with MDA Guidebook is now available for download.

In it, you’ll find information about:

  • the longstanding partnership between NALC and MDA
  • how to get involved and make a difference
  • keys to a successful fundraiser
  • partnership guidelines
  • Combined Federal Campaign opportunities
  • important information about securing funds

—and a whole lot more.

 


NALC supports MDA through…

Summer camps: Wonderful opportunities for children living with muscular dystrophy to spend time with kids who are just like them, doing activities adapted to their needs and establishing new friendships. NALC members are proud of the fundraising work we do all year long to support research to one day deliver a cure and to help make camps like these a reality.

Muscle Walks: A series of fun, non-competitive local walks held across the country, funding research and services for people with any of more than 40 muscle-damaging diseases. Muscle Walks provides an opportunity to honor adults and children with any of the more than 40 muscle diseases in MDA’s program, walk to have fun and get some light exercise, and raise funds to help MDA support research and provide vital services to families affected by neuromuscular disease.

Bowlathons: One more way NALC can show how serious we are about our long partnership with MDA. For some branches, it might have been years since they’ve done any sort of MDA fund-raising. Others may never have. An event such as a bowlathon gives branches a project they can plug right into, with a goal of increasing branch and letter carrier participation. 

Fill the Satchel: Letter carriers, in uniform and with their postal satchels, set up at various locations around the country, collecting from motorists, pedestrians, shoppers—and even from the crowds heading into sports venues. 

Visit the MDA Tool Kit to learn more.


Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign number for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is 10561.

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