C.N. Brown shamrock program raises more than $100,000 for MDA
The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maine announced March 20 that C.N. Brown’s annual shamrock mobile program raised more than $103,000 to benefit the children and adults affected by muscle disease in Maine.
From mid-February through March 17, C.N Brown Company’s Big Apple Food Stores, Red Shield Heating Oil locations, and Service Stations helped fight back against muscle disease by selling $1 green and $5 gold shamrocks, which were bought and signed by customers and prominently displayed at each location. Locally, there is a Big Apple in Waldoboro.
“Once again, the C.N. Brown Company, their customers and employees have stepped up to help the communities we serve, said Executive Director Ashley King in a news release. “Each shamrock sold will directly help the families we serve in Maine. Without the generosity of this community and the help of C.N. Brown, many of the services MDA provides for families wouldn’t be possible.”
Funds raised through the 2014 shamrock sales will help send area children living with muscular dystrophy and related diseases to MDA summer camp at Camp Waban in Sanford. The program also helps to support MDA’s worldwide research program and national network of 200 medical clinics, including the MDA Clinic at Maine Medical Center in Portland and Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.