MDA special events are a fun way to raise vital funds for the battle against neuromuscular diseases. If you'd like more information about participating in the fun events described below, please call your local MDA representative. Listed below are just a few of the events sponsored by MDA.
Bowling Against Dystrophy -- Participants from companies, youth organizations and bowling centers enjoy bowling events to raise money for "Jerry's kids."® It's fun for everyone. National sponsorship opportunities are available.
Golf -- MDA golf tournaments across the country provide the opportunity to network with business associates and, most importantly, help "Jerry's kids." MDA staff can tailor a corporate golf outing to meet your objectives. National sponsorship opportunities are available.
The Great Walk® -- The MDA Great Walk is a walking event held in communities across the country at various times throughout the year. Sampling and underwriting opportunities are available.
Hop-A-Thon® -- The MDA Hop-a-Thon Program is an educational special event for preschool through second-grade children at day-care centers, preschools and elementary schools. The program offers a week-long disability awareness lesson plan; hands-on activities for the children with books and a video; and other free educational materials.
MDA Lock-Up -- Be jailed for your convictions in an MDA Lock-Up. Local business and community leaders agree to be "arrested" (for having a "big heart").
Shamrocks Against Dystrophy® -- This St. Patrick's Day fund-raiser is held by restaurants, bars, retailers and businesses to help people with neuromuscular diseases. All materials are provided free by MDA. It's a great way to create a festive St. Patrick's Day atmosphere.
Youth Events -- In addition to the events described above, several hundred junior high, high school and college student organizations have combined fun with fund raising in sponsoring special events such as Superdances, Mega Skates, festivals, faculty-student competitions, "spirit weeks" and other events to raise money for MDA. In addition, many young people volunteer for local Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon broadcasts and MDA summer camps.