Consumers Petroleum has been a partner in the fight against neuromuscular disease since 2003. Over the years we have raised almost $1,000,000 to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s programs and services. We would like to thank our supportive dealers, vendors and employees that have so generously and selflessly contributed their time and energy to make our Annual Golf Tournament and Shamrocks Against Dystrophy campaign a success.
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.
76% of every dollar raised goes directly to program services.
What is MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY?
- Although it is a common misconception, muscular dystrophy is not a single disease but it is an umbrella term for describing over 43 neuromuscular diseases including ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
- The conditions of each disease vary in terms of their rate of progression, age of onset, and the muscles affected.
How does MDA help our community?
- Local Clinics are at Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and The Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, CT
- A weeklong overnight camp in Hebron, CT for children affected by muscular dystrophy, ages 6-17, at no cost to the family
- Emotional and practical support for individuals living with MD and their families
- MDA assists with the repair of durable medical equipment like wheelchairs, leg braces, and communication devices
- Provides a system for those we serve to borrow equipment free of charge
- Funding research. Recent breakthroughs have put MDA-funded scientists on the threshold of treatments and cures, giving families bright hope for the future by supporting more than 330 projects two of which are in Connecticut at Yale University and UCONN