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/
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!
Visit our race website at http://www.coloradofmd.org/race/ to register and for details of the 2016 Race ‘N’ Roll 5K!
We’ve just published our first newsletter! We’ve been busy! Take a look at all of our events and activities for the last year. This newsletter edition includes:
- What is Muscular Dystrophy?
- 2015 CFMD Accomplishments
- MDA Summer Camp
- CFMD Awards its 1st Grant
- Ways to Help
- Upcoming events
- Financial Report
Access the newsletter here: http://bit.ly/1HTkFzf
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
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/
Because of your support, the Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy was able to send a child to MDA summer camp this year!
Check out the featured story below that aired today on WTVR Channel 6 on local news!
Be sure to register for the Race ‘N’ Roll 5K on August 9, 2014 to help send another to camp next year!