WHAT: Numerous retailers throughout the Knoxville area are fighting back against muscle disease by joining the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Shamrocks campaign to support its programs of research and health care services.
Customers can purchase and sign a $1 green, $5 gold or more for a platinum Shamrock paper mobile. The mobiles are displayed on ceilings and walls helping to decorate stores and create a St. Patrick’s Day atmosphere.
WHERE: Lowe’s, Hardee’s
WHEN: March 1 through March 31
WHY: MDA’s Shamrocks program is the nation’s largest charitable fundraising campaign associated with St. Patrick’s Day.
Funds raised through 2014 Shamrock sales will help send area children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to MDA summer camp at The Center For Courageous Kids.
The program also helps to support MDA worldwide research program and national network of 200 medical clinics, including the MDA Clinic at Cole Neuroscience Center in Knoxville TN.