Sailormen, Inc., one of the largest domestic franchisees of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, begins the 15th annual "Appetite for a Cure" campaign Monday that will raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to help transform the lives of kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases.
"Popeyes customers' and employees' efforts to raise funds during the 'Appetite for a Cure' campaign allow MDA to provide the kids and adults we serve with the critical resources and support they need to grow stronger and live longer," says Joanne Boigris, 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, the "Appetite for a Cure" campaign and the 14th annual MDA Sailormen Inc./Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Golf Classic totaled a record-breaking $1,007,789 to help provide those with neuromuscular diseases with lifesaving research and support.
"Sailormen is honored to again partner with MDA to give strength and independence to kids and adults living with life-threatening neuromuscular diseases and ALS," adds Kara Nordstrom, CEO of Sailormen, Inc. "With the help of our strong communities, we are supporting scientific and clinical research to transform the lives of individuals living with neuromuscular diseases. By adding 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 mission to find research breakthroughs across diseases; care for individuals impacted from day one; and empower families with services and support in hometowns across America.
Proceeds raised help provide MDA families with life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and multidisciplinary care centers at top medical institutions and investments in scientific research. Donations also give hundreds of children across Florida and Georgia the opportunity to experience MDA Summer Camp, where they're able to gain life skills and independence, while being surrounded by their peers, at no cost to their families.