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Every year the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) does a Labor Day telethon to raise money for their organization that helps provide people with neuromuscular diseases with clinics, wheelchairs, braces, flu shots, support groups, etc. The money raised that day, and other days during the year, also helps with research and send kids with MD to summer camp. (I went for 11 years.) This is my camp group:
Lifelong friendships are made.
I was very mad at myself for not telling you all about this past year’s MDA Labor Day Telethon that help raise money for this worthy cause. By the time I thought about it, it was too late. The MDA is special to me because I too have Muscular Dystrophy. Doctors don’t know which one. I guess you could say I have Joe Steiger Muscular Dystrophy. :) Ever since forgetting to tell you all about the telethon, I have been thinking of a way I can raise money for the MDA, without waiting for next year’s Labor Day Telethon. I have partnered with Mutt Logic, LLC to do a fundraiser raffle. In conjunction with the MDA, we are raffling off an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.
More about the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association)
As provided by the MDA:
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.
MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and support services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. With national headquarters in Tucson, MDA has more than 200 offices across the country, sponsors some 200 hospital-affiliated clinics and supports more than 330 research projects around the world.
MDA supports more research on neuromuscular diseases than any other private-sector organization in the world. MDA scientists are in the forefront of gene therapy research and have uncovered the genetic defects responsible for several forms of muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), childhood spinal muscular atrophy and several other neuromuscular conditions.
The Association’s comprehensive services program includes diagnostic and follow-up medical consultations, flu shots, support groups, MDA summer camps for youngsters, a medical equipment program, assistance with equipment repairs and resource referral.
Through its national advocacy program, MDA works to make life better for people with muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases by providing representation in matters of public policy and research advancement, nationally and internationally; and facilitating active involvement in these areas by the people it serves.
MDA was created in 1950 by a group of adults with muscular dystrophy, parents of children with muscular dystrophy and a physician-scientist studying the disorder.
How to Help
- Go to http://www2.mda.org/goto/joesteigerfundraiser and make a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Below is a breakdown of what pledge dollars buy:
How to Win
For every donation of $5 or more donated to the MDA via the link mentioned above (limit one (1) entry per person), will be entered to win a brand new Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.
JOESTEIGER.COM MDA FUNDRAISER OFFICIAL RULES
JOESTEIGER.COM, A MARYLAND SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (referred to herein as “Contest Provider”) IS THE PROVIDER OF THIS CONTEST. MUTT LOGIC, LLC (referred to herein as “Prize Sponsor”) IS THE SPONSOR OF THIS CONTEST. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OVER THE AGE OF MAJORITY. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All contest requirements have been met, specified in the corresponding blog post. Offer void where prohibited.
Contest Provider will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, or misrouted transmissions or entries; (b) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Contest Provider; or (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.
3. Contest Period
The Contest begins January 16th, 2011 and will continue until February 29th, 2012 at 12:00PM (Noon) Eastern Time (the “Deadline”). All entries must be received before the Deadline to be eligible to win the Prize.
One (1) eligible entrant will be chosen by the Contest Provider at random as the “Winner,” and will receive the “Prize,” one (1) Amazon Kindle Fire tablet computing device, estimated retail value $199.99. No substitutions or exchanges, cash or otherwise, will be allowed. Prize is not transferable.
The Prize will be provided “as is,” Contest Provider and Prize Sponsor (Mutt Logic, LLC) provide no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
Shipment of the Amazon Kindle Fire prize will be the responsibility of Prize Sponsor. Shipment method and carrier will be selected by Prize Sponsor and Contest Provider, respectively. Contest Provider and Prize Sponsor assume no responsibility for loss of or damage to the prize prior to or during shipment. If the Prize, after shipment, is returned to the Prize Sponsor as undeliverable or for any other reason, Contest Provider and Prize Sponsor reserve the right to disqualify the Winner and to designate another Entrant as the Winner.
5. Collection of Information:
The Contest entry requires you to submit a first and last name, email address, and shipping address to meet the Contest’s Eligibility requirements.
The Winner consents to allowing Contest Provider to disclose the following information to Prize Provider for the purpose of awarding the Prize: (1) first and last name, (2) email address, and (3) shipping address. Shipping address must be located in one of the countries or regions listed in the Eligibility section. Failure to provide an address in one of the countries or regions listed in the Eligibility section will result in disqualification from the Contest.
6. General Release of Liability
By entering the Contest, you release the Contest Provider and Prize Provider from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the Prize.
7. Contest and Prize Providers:
Contest provided by JoeSteiger.com, sponsored by Mutt Logic, LLC. Pricing provided by Amazon.com. Any questions regarding the Contest should be directed via e-mail to Joe Steiger at email@example.com.
8. Choice of Law:
The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States.
Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Contest Provider, which are final and binding in all respects. Contest Provider reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, at its discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant’s participation in the Contest should any causes beyond Contest Provider’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Contest or Contest Provider otherwise becomes (as determined by its discretion) unable to run the Contest as planned.