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Casey's General Stores helping Muscular Dystrophy Association through pinup sales at 495 Iowa stores

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WATERLOO, IOWA — More than 495 Casey’s General Store’s locations in the Iowa area will raise money to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) send kids with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases to a life-changing week of fun and friendship at MDA Summer Camp — all at no cost to their families.

From August 1 to August 31, Casey’s General Stores employees are selling pinups for a $1, $5 or a larger contribution that offer customers the opportunity to help send more than 70 local kids to MDA Summer Camp at Camp Courageous in Monticello, Iowa. At camp, kids with life-threatening diseases have the chance to take part in customized activities designed so everyone can fully participate, including activities like swimming, horseback riding, zip-lining, adaptive sports, camp dances and much more.

“Kids with muscular dystrophy face daily challenges that can make ‘just being a kid’ difficult," said MDA Fundraising Coordinator, Derek Harrigan. “But we can help change that by providing them with an opportunity to experience MDA Summer Camp where barriers don’t exist – none of which would be possible without support from partners like Casey’s General Stores and its generous customers and employees.”

Funds raised during the summer camp pinup program in Waterloo and the Cedar Valley area support MDA’s efforts to make each camp fully-accessible and medically-safe for its campers. They also help provide meals and snacks for each child, 24-hour medical staff on site, lodging for the full week and offer customized activities, such as swimming, horseback riding, zip-lining, adaptive sports and more, so every child can fully participate and truly live unlimited.

Since first teaming up with MDA in 2007, Casey’s General Stores, and its customers have raised more than $7,250,000 in support of MDA’s shared mission to find treatments and cures for individuals living with these devastating diseases.

To learn more about the MDA Summer Camp program and how to get involved, click here.

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