Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy to Host first Race ‘N’ Roll 5K Walk/Run Event

racenrollshoeCFMD is proud to announce it’s first Race ‘N’ Roll 5K walk/run event to be held on August 9, 2014 in association with the Filipino Festival in Henrico, Virginia. Proceeds will benefit the Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy to sponsor a child with Muscular Dystrophy to attend a special summer camp and to provide grants to individuals with MD who are in need of financial assistance. Come run for a great cause and be rewarded with delicious food, prizes, and festival entertainment! Registration is now open for runners, walkers and volunteers! See link below for more event details. Be sure to “like” our Race ‘N’ Roll Facebook page to get the latest race updates!

Volunteer Leadership Positions Available!

The Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy (CFMD) is currently seeking volunteers to fill two leadership positions.  The following positions are available:

Volunteer Coordinator:

  • Responsible for determining volunteer needs of major events.Responsible for recruiting volunteers for major events.
  • Responsible for developing volunteer schedules for major events.
  • Responsible for communications necessary to organize volunteers for major events.
  • Attend board meetings to report progress

Fundraising Coordinator:

  • Responsible for negotiating corporate sponsorships.
  • Acts as advisor in planning major fundraising events.
  • Constantly seeks fundraising opportunities to meet yearly goals of CFMD.
  • Maintain fundraising calendar
  • Work with board to establish fundraising goals and plan for meeting goals
  • Attend board meetings to report progress

To Apply, go to:  http://bit.ly/1cnagbw

Questions? Email us at coloradofmd@gmail.com

Event to benefit Central and Southeastern MDA Summer Camp

Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy hosts “New Year, New You!” event. Proceeds to send a child with muscular dystrophy (MD) to summer camp. CFMD was formed by the family of Aileen D. Colorado, a Midlothian woman who suffered from MD since birth. She died in 2011 from complications of pneumonia.

Midlothian, VA – January 1, 2014 – The Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy (CFMD) will be hosting its first official fundraising event! “New Year, New You!” is a Health and Fitness Event to be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM at the Harbour Pointe Clubhouse of the Brandermill Community on Promontory Place in Midlothian, VA. The health and fitness event will feature a Zumba Fitness class, yoga class, and health products for sale! A minimum donation of $10.00 is required for entry to all events! All donations and 30% of the proceeds from health products sold will go to the Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy.

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 always strived to do more and contribute to others through her work advocating for disability employment, despite her own physical limitations. CMFD’s mission is to increase quality of life for persons with muscular dystrophy. We provide financial assistance for activities, educational programs, events, and technology that support, or lead to the support, of persons with muscular dystrophy and their families.

Muscular dystrophies (MD) are included in a group of more than 40 neuromuscular diseases characterized by progressive muscle deterioration.  Persons with a neuromuscular disease may develop scoliosis, joint contractures, feeding or swallowing difficulties, and respiratory insufficiency, often requiring ventilator support.   MD is prevalent worldwide across all demographics, with currently no known cure.  Throughout Central and Southeastern Virginia, over 1,600 people currently attend Muscular Dystrophy Association clinics in Richmond, Charlottesville and Norfolk. The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases.

Although the Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy is still awaiting their status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, they are moving forward with their mission by raising funds for their first initiative – to sponsor and send a child to the 2014 MDA Summer Camp.  Each year, MDA provides the opportunity for children diagnosed with one of the 43 neuromuscular diseases and between ages 6 and 17, to attend MDA Summer Camp at no cost to the family.  The camp for children in Central & Southeastern Virginia is held each year at the 4-H Airfield Conference Center in Wakefield, Virginia. Campers spend one week in camp and are cared for by a trained counselor, medical staff and MDA personnel.   It costs $800 to send a child to camp.  CFMD hopes to sponsor a child by donating $800 toward the total camp funds required for 50 anticipated children to participate.

Stephanie Colorado, Aileen’s sister who also has MD, is a board member of CMFD. She encourages every child with muscular dystrophy to attend MDA summer camp.  “It was such a memorable part of my childhood because it gave me the opportunity to experience the same type of activities most children got to do in the summer.  I got to spend time away from my parents, ride horses, go canoeing, go swimming, compete in field day events,  and meet friends that I would have for  the rest of my life,”  Stephanie said.  “More importantly, it also taught me how to be more independent, how to manage my own care needs and it gave me hope about my own future by meeting older campers who were succeeding at living fulfilling lives with Muscular Dystrophy.”

For more information about the Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy and the “New Year, New You” event, please visit  http://www.coloradofmd.org/new-year-new-you/.

Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy Hosts “New Year, New You!” Health and Fitness Event

The Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy (CFMD) will be hosting a “New Year, New You!” Health and Fitness Event on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM at the Harbour Pointe Clubhouse of the Brandermill Community on Promontory Point in Midlothian, VA.  The health and fitness event will feature a Zumba Fitness class, yoga class, and health products for sale!  A minimum donation of $10.00 is required for entry to all events!

For more information, go to http://www.coloradofmd.org/new-year-new-you/

SCE Solutions to Donate November Profits to Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy

Midlothian, VA – November 7, 2013 – During the month of November, Steven Casupanan and SCE Solutions will be donating ALL profits to the Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy (CFMD).  Casupanan’s goal is to raise at least $800 to sponsor and send a child to the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Summer Camp.  This special promotion is in honor of Aileen Colorado’s birthday, which is today, Thursday, November 7th.

The Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy (CFMD) was established in honor of Aileen D. Colorado, who passed away from complications of pneumonia in May 2011.  Founded in memory of Aileen DeCastro Colorado, the Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy’s mission is to increase quality of life for persons with muscular dystrophy. We provide financial assistance for activities, educational programs, events, and technology that support, or lead to the support, of persons with muscular dystrophy and their families.  Although the Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy is still awaiting their status as a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization.  They are moving forward with their mission by raising funds for their first initiative – to sponsor and send a child to the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Summer camp.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases.  Since 1955, MDA has built bridges and knocked down barriers for youngsters with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular diseases by providing an unforgettable week at MDA summer camp.

Steven Casupanan, is Vice President and Treasurer of the Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy.  Aileen was a dear friend and they spent much time together when Steven drove Aileen to and from work on a daily basis.  Casupanan is the owner of a successful health and wellness business, SCE Solutions, and this month, in honor of Aileen’s birthday, he is donating ALL of his November profit towards CFMD. “Happy Birthday, A!! Man, I miss our adventures on the way home from work,” Casupanan said.

Through his direct marketing business, customers can order a variety of products.  This holiday season, he has the opportunity to partner with several brand name companies offering the latest and greatest popular items at competitive prices.

By going to http://shop.scesolutions.net, customers have access to:

  • Popular brand name items
  • Quality health & wellness products

By ordering through this website, you can avoid the stress of Holiday shopping by avoiding crowds and holiday traffic.  At the same time, you can help CFMD work toward their goal of sponsoring and sending one child to MDA’s Summer Camp!  Steven can be reached through email at steven.casupanan@gmail.com.

2013 DARS Colorado Awarded to Jack Brandt

Jack Brandt has been given The Commonwealth’s 2013 Disability Employment Champions Colorado Award from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. He is a former DARS client who is a disability policy specialist at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Partnership for People with Disabilities. The Colorado award honors DARS clients who have maximized their employment opportunities, independence and full inclusion into society.

Original News Item: http://www.timesdispatch.com/business/small-business/honors-for-nov/article_254ff750-6e35-558d-b3e0-8cff84dffa00.html