2017-04-19 / News

MDA receives $1,600 grant from LCCF

LANSING — The Greater Michigan Office of the Muscular Dystrophy Association has accepted a grant in the amount of $1,600 from The Lapeer County Community Foundation (LCCF).

The Lapeer County Community Foundation manages more than 63 funds to provide grants for a wide range charitable purposes. Since 1996, more than $3.4 million has been given to enhance the quality of life in Lapeer County. The Greater Lansing MDA office has a goal of acquiring $75,000 in grant money to help with the cost of running the camp, which is free of cost to its patients.

Although run locally, MDA summer camp is a nationally supported program that has been in existence since 1955. More than 75 MDA offices are currently planning fun-filled weeks for children across the country. MDA camp programs, although structured, are conducted in a relaxed atmosphere that gives campers an unmatched opportunity to develop lifelong friendships, share interests, and build self-confidence. Skills are developed and taught for year-round use. Camp is a place where both physical and social barriers are broken down, allowing campers to just be themselves.

The Greater Lansing MDA host campers from northern, central and western Michigan.

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