ODESSA, Texas — Throughout the month of September, all United Family locations across Texas and New Mexico will begin raising funds and spreading awareness about muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases during the annual MDA Aisles of Smiles program to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
From September 1 to September 14, guests of United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market and Amigos can add any dollar amount to their grocery bill during a 14-day donate-at-the-register campaign.
In September, the United Family will also participate in the MDA’s annual Aisles of Smiles campaign. For this part of the campaign, guests have the opportunity to purchase qualifying products marked with Aisles of Smiles tags across the stores. A portion of the sale on these specific products will go to support MDA’s research on treatments and cure for muscular dystrophy as well as other neuromuscular diseases.
MDA funds groundbreaking research, including best in class multidisciplinary care at the MDA Care Center at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas Neurology, P.A., James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center and Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.
Funds raised also make MDA Summer Camp possible, giving kids the opportunity to learn vital life skills, make life-long friendships and experience independence, at no cost to their families. Funds also benefit MDA’s advocacy efforts to provide access to healthcare, travel, education, and inclusive environments for the disability community.
“We are so excited to once again partner with MDA for the Aisles of Smiles program across our stores,” said Sidney Hopper, president of The United Family. “Every donation empowers children and adults with neuromuscular diseases, especially now that we’re seeing the impact of MDA’s investment in research resulting in treatments. We are proud to support their mission.”
To learn more about the 2022 MDA Make Your Move program and how to get involved, contact Cindy Clark at 989-413-3878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joey Marcades, The United Family, email@example.com – (806) 281-8078
About The United Family ®
In its 106th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 96 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, USM Manufacturing, United Food and Beverage Services and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Companies, Inc For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.
About Muscular Dystrophy Association
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the #1 voluntary health organization in the United States for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. For over 70 years, MDA has led the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for the support of our families. MDA’s mission is to empower the people we serve to live longer, more independent lives. To learn more visit mda.org and follow MDA on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and LinkedIn.
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Communications Manager, The United Family