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Muscular Dystrophy Association & Magic Wheelchair Launch Instagram Competition October 24 to Raise Awareness for Inclusion for People with Neuromuscular Disabilities for Halloween

NEW YORK, NY, October 24, 2022 – The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), in collaboration with Magic Wheelchair, launched the 3rd annual Instagram competition for a special Halloween costume giveaway. The sweepstakes begins today and runs through October 27. The competition launched today with this @MDAorg Instagram post.

Entries by or for someone living with a neuromuscular disease provide an opportunity to win a Magic Wheelchair costume specially designed for one randomly selected winner. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 31 on Halloween, and the costume will be revealed in 2023.

Carter is in a Ghostbusters costume with his family in June 2022.
Muscular Dystrophy Association & Magic Wheelchair revealed Carter’s Ghostbusters in June 2022.

To enter, the following steps must be taken:

  1. Go to Instagram and follow @MDAorg and @MagicWheelchair.
  2. Comment a Purple Heart Emoji on all of MDA's Instagram posts from 10/24 – 10/27 for a chance to win a Magic Wheelchair costume for 2023.
  3. We will announce the winner on Monday, October 31

View sweepstakes rules here.

The organizations will be engaging the community by also sharing a download to coloring book pages on Instagram @MDAorg inspired by real-life @MagicWheelchair costumes and encouraging followers to share their costume ideas which may be featured throughout the campaign when they tag @MDAorg and @MagicWheelchair.

MDA and Magic Wheelchair are both committed to empowering families living with neuromuscular diseases or any disability, to live independent lives. The organizations have collaborated for years, including a Halloween costume reveal in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

MDA is grateful for the collaboration with Christine Getman, Executive Director, Magic Wheelchair and Scottie Foertmeyer, Outreach Director, Magic Wheelchair and for the continued support from our longtime partners at CITGO Petroleum Corporation, the International Association (IAFF), and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC).

About Magic Wheelchair

Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that builds epic costumes for kids and young adults in wheelchairs – at no cost to families. Our mission is to bring communities together to promote inclusion and self-expression for people with disabilities by transforming their wheelchairs into magic. To date, Magic Wheelchair has served nearly 300 families by supporting builders, makers, and students nationwide to create unforgettable moments and epic inclusion. Learn more or get involved, at magicwheelchair.org.

About the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the #1 voluntary health organization in the United States for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. For over 70 years, MDA has led the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for the support of our families. MDA’s mission is to empower the people we serve to live longer, more independent lives. To learn more visit mda.org and follow MDA on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, and YouTube.