2016 Race ‘N’ Roll 5K and Fun Run

On August 13, 2016, CFMD hosted its third annual Race ‘N’ Roll 5K and Fun Run to raise money to fund more grants and sponsor children for MDA summer camp.  Through sponsorship support, race participants, and fundraising donations, we raised close to $7,000 in gross proceeds.

On a warm summer day, participants and spectators came out to support our cause and enjoy the Filipino Festival after the race.  Congratulations to the race participants and award recipients!  Please visit the following website for race results and pictures: http://www.coloradofmd.org/race/resultsphotos/

This year’s top fundraising team award went to the Virginia Beach team!  To raise funds, this group got creative and held parties at their homes, where they invited their friends to enjoy games and dessert.

CFMD would like to thank our race planning team and volunteers who donated their time and talents to host another successful event.

A special thank you to the following business sponsors who contributed funds, prizes, ad space, and food to support our charity event:

Silver Sponsors: Filipino Festival, Aloha Orthodontics, Fleet Feet Sports, Lucky Road, Papa John’s Pizza, Richmond Family Magazine, Yelp

Prize Sponsors:  Goddess Garden Organics, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Duck Donuts, Escape Room RVA, Richmond Kickers, GForce Karts, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, The Melting Pot, REI, Washington Nationals, Tracey’s Hair Obsession, Gourmet Gift Baskets.com, Carmike Ovation Cinemas, Windy Hill Sports Complex, Road ID, Bring Fido, Richmond Symphony, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Segway of Richmond, RVA Trolley, Growlers to Go, Cinebistro

Recovery Tent Sponsors:  Filipino Festival, CVS Pharmacy, Zone Perfect Nutrition Bars, Old Orchard, Panera Bread, The Fresh Market

Summer Fun

For many children living with muscular dystrophy, attending MDA summer camp is the highlight of their summer.  The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) hosts a week long summer camp in June each year in Wakefield, Virginia, where children can experience many activities like horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, and adaptive sports.  Each child is paired with a trained volunteer who assists the child during the week.

It currently costs $2,000 to send one child to camp.  Children are invited to attend this camp free of charge. CFMD has sponsored at least one child to attend camp each year since 2012.

To learn more about MDA summer camp and the impact it has had on these children, watch the news story here.
The story can also be viewed at http://wtvr.com/2014/06/19/mda-camp-waverly/

Dine for Muscular Dystrophy

On November 9, 2016, CFMD hosted Dine for Muscular Dystrophy at Mosaic Restaurant in Richmond. Thirteen percent of the night’s revenue was donated to support CFMD. Guests filled the restaurant and enjoyed a delicious dinner to support a worthy cause. CFMD raised $607 in gross proceeds!

5K to Support Muscular Dystrophy Patients

The Midlothian-based Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy will hold a Race ’N’ Roll 5K fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 8, 9 a.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Road, Richmond.

Held in conjunction with the Richmond Filipino Festival, the event will raise funds to provide financial help to families with members who suffer from muscular dystrophy and to sponsor children to attend the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp in Wakefield. The nonprofit Colorado Fund is named in honor of Midlothian native Aileen Colorado, who died in 2011 from complications related to muscular dystrophy.

Originally posted at http://www.chesterfieldobserver.com/news/2015-07-22/News/5K_to_support_muscular_dystrophy_patients.html

Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy (CFMD) Hosts 5K

August 8, 2015, the morning of the Filipino Festival in Henrico County, racers will begin and finish the race at the festival grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, with the delicious smell of Filipino foods in the air. Racers will enjoy fresh, hot Filipino egg rolls at the end of the race plus other prizes, food and cultural entertainment at the festival.

The Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy (CMFD) was established in honor of Aileen D. Colorado, a Midlothian native who passed away from complications of pneumonia in May 2011. Diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy since birth, Aileen chose a career of advocating for disability employment, despite her own physical limitations.

Read more at Richmond Family Magazine:  http://richmondfamilymagazine.com/rfm-community/colorado-fund-for-muscular-dystrophy-cfmd-hosts-race-n-roll-5k/