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Casey's General Stores Team Up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to Help Kids and Adults #LiveUnlimited

CHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Casey's General Stores and its customers in 16 states are teaming up throughout September to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), helping kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and other related life-threatening diseases.

"For over 10 years, Casey's employees and customers have devoted time to raise vital funds for individuals living with muscle-debilitating diseases in our communities," said Casey's General Stores President and CEO Terry Handley. "We're honored to work together to help transform the lives of so many and help those with neuromuscular diseases live without limits."

From September 1st to September 30th, Casey's General Stores and its associates will sell pinups for $1 and $5, with contributions going to MDA to showcase MDA's impact as families with muscular dystrophy Live Unlimited through the branded campaign. The pinups will also include a "buy two, get one free" coupon for 7UP products.

"We are extremely thankful for the generosity of Casey's General Stores employees and their customers who have opened their hearts to help individuals with muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger," said MDA President and CEO, Lynn O'Connor Vos. "MDA's impact is in unprecedented times with the development of new treatments and research for cures, thanks to long-time partners like Casey's and we're very grateful."

Casey's General Stores have raised more than $10 million since 2006 in support of MDA's shared mission to find treatments and cures for people whose abilities have been compromised by neuromuscular disease — including everyday abilities like walking, running, hugging, talking and even breathing.

In addition to the Live Unlimited pinup sales, Casey's contributions from year-round local events help support MDA families, including the Casey's General Stores MDA Muscle Team Dinner & Auction on November 28, 2018. Casey's employees are also involved in providing activities and volunteering at MDA Summer Camps across the Midwest.

About MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is committed to transforming the lives of people affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases. We do this through innovations in science and innovations in care. As the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government, MDA has committed more than $1 billion since our inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Research we have supported is directly linked to approved, life-changing therapies across multiple neuromuscular diseases. We support the largest network of multidisciplinary clinics providing best in class care at more than 150 of the nation's top medical institutions, and each year thousands of children and young adults learn vital life skills and gain independence at summer camp and through recreational programs, at no cost to families. For more information visit mda.org.


About Casey's General Stores

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,000 convenience stores in 16 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. At Casey's General Stores, customers can enjoy famous, made-from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items and (at select stores) Casey's made-to-order sub sandwiches. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.