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More than 130 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Restaurants Unite in “Appetite for a Cure” Campaign to Help Save Lives

Sailormen, Inc. franchise rallies their restaurants to raise funds to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association

CHICAGO, January 29, 2018 — Sailormen, Inc., one of the largest domestic franchisees of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, begins the 14th annual “Appetite for a Cure” campaign today that will raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to help kids and adults fighting muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases.

Sailormen/Popeyes restaurants in South Florida and across the Southeast, including stores in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana, invite patrons to purchase $1 coupon cards worth $30 to be used toward free and discounted purchases during a future visit. The coupon book program will run now through Sunday, March 18th with more than 130 participating locations.

“Popeyes customers’ and employees’ effort to raise funds during the ‘Appetite for a Cure’ campaign allows MDA to provide the kids and adults we serve with the critical resources and support they need to live unlimited,” said Joanne Bowsman, Executive Director. “Their dedication empowers these individuals by providing funds for groundbreaking research, MDA Care Centers, life-changing summer camps, and support programs. We are grateful for their generosity and inspired by their continued support.”

Last year's "Appetite for a Cure" campaign and the 13th annual MDA Sailormen Inc. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Golf Classic combined totaled a record-breaking $831,358 to help provide kids and adults with lifesaving research and support, helping them to live longer and grow stronger.

“Sailormen is honored to partner with MDA to help bring strength, independence, and life to kids and adults living with life-threatening neuromuscular diseases," said Kara Nordstrom, CEO of Sailormen, Inc. "With the help of our strong communities, we are striving to free individuals from the devastating effects of neuromuscular diseases. Adding just a $1 'Appetite for a Cure' coupon card to your Sailormen/Popeyes order today, you can help us reach that goal.”

The annual coupon program provides Sailormen/Popeyes customers with great discounts while benefiting MDA’s shared mission to find research breakthroughs across diseases; care for kids and adults from day one; and empower families with services and support in hometowns across America.

Dollars raised help provide MDA families with life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and clinics. They also help give hundreds of children across the Southeast the opportunity to experience the best week of the year where anything is possible at MDA Summer Camp at no cost to their families.

About Sailormen
Sailormen, Inc. is one of the largest domestic franchisees of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, with 136 locations in six states. The company has raised more than $6 million for MDA since 2002.

About MDA
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America. Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at mda.org.

Contact:       
Kathi DeVito
Associate Executive Director
Muscular Dystrophy Association
(561) 742-3748
KDevito@mdausa.org