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MDA Alaska's An Affair to Remember

Anchorage, October 20, 2012 – The Alaska chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association is hosting “An Affair to Remember” sponsored by Opti Staffing at the Hotel Captain Cook. This evening will feature a silent auction and live auction, dinner, music provided by the band The Council of Smokers and Drinkers, dancing, and hope for a future free of muscle-wasting disease. All of the proceeds from “An Affair to Remember” will benefit Alaskans who receive services through the Alaska Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This event will also honor Alaska Commercial Company’s Alan McCollor for all his work with local nonprofits.

MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. MDA is the first nonprofit recognized by the American Medical Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award “for significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity.” In Alaska, MDA provides services to over 150 families who live with one of the over 40 muscle wasting diseases covered by the MDA umbrella. Services are provided at no cost to families and include: monthly MDA clinics at Alaska Neurology Center, support groups for MDA clients and families, assistance with loaned durable medical equipment and repairs, a magical week for children age 6-17 at Camp Birchwood, and research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases

To purchasing tickets or donate auction items for “An Affair to Remember,” contact the MDA Alaska office at 907-276-2131.  Only 3 tables left! 

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