MDA Shamrocks

Raising money for muscular dystrophy research and care since 1982

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The iconic MDA Shamrocks pinup program is one of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day fundraisers. What started in a local pub 37 years ago has since grown to 20,000 retail locations nationwide and has raised more than $323 million for MDA.

When you buy a paper Shamrock in store, or make a donation online, you’re helping give strength to kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases.

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Thank You to Our Top Partners

  • Citgo
  • Albertsons
  • AGO
  • Applebee's
  • Bojangles'
  • Burger King
  • Big Apple
  • Country Fair
  • Denny's
  • Drug Mart
  • Fareway
  • Fastrip
  • Hardee's
  • KFC
  • Kroger
  • Little Caesars
  • Northgate Market
  • Pizza Hut
  • Price Chopper
  • Red Robin
  • Safeway
  • Sampson-Bladen
  • Shaw's
  • Timewise
  • United Refining Company
  • Walgreens

Meet Some of Our 2019 Shamrockstars

  • A picture of Natalie and her sister Avery

    Meet Natalie

    Natalie and her sister Avery do a lot of things together, so it’s no surprise they appear on an MDA Shamrock together. Natalie was diagnosed with Bethlem myopathy at age 6, and MDA has provided a community for her family to turn to for help and belonging. Natalie loves MDA Summer Camp, and when she grows up, she wants to build accessible homes and buildings.

    Read her full story & watch her video
  • A picture of Garin

    Meet Garin

    Garin was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at the age of 3. Every day, Garin's diagnosis brings numerous challenges, but his positive attitude enables him to face each challenge head on. He loves animals — including his service dog, Ranger — and dreams of someday becoming an architect.

    Read his full story
  • A picture of Avery and Kennedy

    Meet Avery and Kennedy

    Twin sisters Avery and Kennedy were diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when they were infants. They both love attending their local MDA Summer Camp — the dance party is their favorite activity. Avery says that most people don’t know that she’s into video games, she’s very smart and that her “dance moves are on fleek.” Kennedy says she loves to play video games and write stories, and when she grows up, she wants to be a motivational speaker and help people feel strong.

    Read their full story & watch the video
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