At an event held Friday, Dec. 18th in Texarkana, Gregg Orr Auto presented a gift of $18,600 to the Ark-La-Tex Muscular Dystrophy Association as the finale to their first year’s participation in MDA’s Drive for the Cure giving program.
Through Drive for the Cure, Gregg Orr Auto of Texarkana donated a portion of all sales in the Texarkana market during the month of November. The funds are to support MDA’s summer camp for kids, free clinic visits and neuromuscular disease research.
Charles Taylor, Executive Director of the Ark-La-Tex Muscular Dystrophy Association said, “Without outstanding partners in the community like Gregg Orr Auto, MDA would not be able to support families and youth living with muscle disease. In the spirit of this holiday season, Gregg Orr Auto is giving the gift of life to our families in the Texarkana metro-area”.
MDA is a voluntary health agency aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans. The diseases in MDA’s program include nine forms of muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), spinal muscular atrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and other neuromuscular conditions.
MDA conducts programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services and far-reaching professional and public health educations. Services include medical examinations at a network of some 240 hospital-affiliated MDA clinics, support groups, MDA summer camps for young people and assistance with repair of durable medical equipment.
MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health organization sponsoring research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases. MDA research grants currently are supporting more than 250 projects worldwide.