This St. Patrick’s Day season, more than 25,000 retail locations unite across the country to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger. Visit a participating retailer, buy an iconic paper MDA Shamrock and help save lives. Each day everyday freedoms like walking, talking, hugging and even breathing are taken away from individuals with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases. Here are some of the ways your MDA Shamrock helps these individuals – and the families who love them – today:


Every day, MDA invests $75,000 in research to find breakthrough treatments and cures across diseases.



MDA funds more than 150 Care Centers at top hospitals and health care facilities across the US and Puerto Rico to provide comprehensive clinical care and support to families that need it most.



Nearly 75 MDA Summer Camps across the country provide kids with muscular dystrophy the ability to experience a barrier-free, week-long experience where anything is possible – at no cost to families.