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Inaugural Pints for a Purpose held

MARQUETTE — The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that the First Pints for a Purpose Event on Dec. 2 was a success in helping free kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility.

More than 50 Marquette business leaders and community members attended the unique, high-energy, event at Ore Dock Brewing Company. Guests enjoyed a night complete with music from the NMU Jazz Combo, silent auction, great food and drinks, all while raising critical funds and awareness to find urgently needed treatments and cures for families in the Upper Peninsula affected by muscle-debilitating diseases.

This event was made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and partners including Sisters Sell Marquette – EXP Realty, TV6 and FoxUP, Ore Dock Brewing Company, Vast Solutions and Marquette Fire Department.

Contributions also help MDA’s efforts to fund groundbreaking research, programs, support groups, and more than 150 MDA Care Centers across the country, including six MDA Care Centers in both Michigan and Wisconsin. They also help send more than 200 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA Summer Camp at no cost to their families at Camp Wonderland in Camp Lake, WI as well as Sherman Lake YMCA Camp in Augusta, MI and Camp Cavell Conservancy in Lexington, MI.

For more information about MDA’s services, please contact the Green Bay MDA office at (920) 499-4571.

About MDA

MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.

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