Press Release

Marden’s raises more than $15,000 for Muscular Dystrophy of Maine summer camp

WATERVILLE, Maine — Thousands of Marden’s customers throughout Maine participated in the annual Marden’s Summer Camp Mobile program. The campaign benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maine and allows the local office to host the “best week of the year” at Camp Waban in Sanford for children who live with muscle disease.

The Summer Camp Mobile campaign centers on $1 and $5 mobiles that customers can buy and sign. The mobiles are displayed on ceilings and walls, helping to decorate stores and create a Summer Camp atmosphere.

“Marden’s loyalty and dedication helps make our Summer Camp program a success,” said Ashley King, executive director of the MDA of Maine, in a press release. “Marden’s employees and customers fundraise to send children aged 6-17 years of age to attend a barrier-free week of fun, friendship, and laughter.”

Marden’s, a family owned business, is a chain of retail stores located throughout the state of Maine. Marden’s employs more than 850 people throughout the state of Maine. Inventory at each of Marden’s 14 locations changes on a daily basis, and no two locations are the same. The continued support of Marden’s has been very important in the MDA of Maine’s mission to make Summer Camp “the best week of the year” for our children living with Muscle Disease. Thank you to all the staff and customers who Make a Muscle and Make a Difference!

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

In addition to funding more than 250 research projects worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of 200 medical clinics; facilitates hundreds of support groups for families affected by neuromuscular diseases; and provides local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters living with progressive muscle diseases.

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