Sullivan Tire and Auto Service in Newton has teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association in support of the organization’s 32nd annual Shamrocks Program. Between now and Saturday, March 22, customers can purchase and put their names on a $1 green shamrock or a $5 gold one. The paper mobiles will be displayed on the walls and ceiling of the Sullivan Tire showroom.
The Newton Sullivan Tire is located at 1180 Washington Street in West Newton. Sullivan Tire stores in Framingham, MA; Bedford, NH; and Keene, NH are also participating.
“We hope our customers will help support this important fundraising campaign, which has been raising much needed funds for decades,” said Paul Sullivan, Vice President of Sullivan Tire. “If you’re lucky enough to have your health this St. Patrick’s Day, this is a wonderful opportunity to pass along some hope to those who are battling this disease.”
“Our loyal and dedicated partners, like Sullivan Tire, throughout the New England area help make our Shamrocks program a success,” said Fundraising Coordinator, William Southall. “Each Shamrock sold directly will help MDA families in the community, and with the help of Sullivan Tires’ generous employees and customers, we hope to make this year's campaign an even bigger success.”
Funds raised through 2014 Shamrock sales will help to support MDA's local services that include supporting 7 Massachusetts and 1 New Hampshire hospital-affiliated clinics at Children’s Hospital, Mass General, Brigham & Women’s, Baystate Medical Center, Lahey Clinic Foundation, Tufts Medical Center, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center providing camp sponsorships for children from Massachusetts and New Hampshire to enjoy a free and fully-adaptive summer camp program at Camp Allen in Bedford, NH each July, access to and repair of needed medical equipment, public health education, seminars and support groups, flu shots to stay healthy, $28 million in research grants to Boston & Cambridge based research teams, and more.
This Shamrocks season, MDA supporters can use the power of social media to help raise awareness of the annual program. Fans will be encouraged to “turn Facebook green” by changing their personal Facebook profile photos and cover images to a special Shamrocks-themed graphic image. And, in a fun twist on a popular social media craze, MDA’s followers will be urged to post a photo of themselves holding their MDA Shamrocks mobile when they purchase one from a participating retailer in their area using the tag #ShamrocksSelfie.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association 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. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow us at facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews.
About Sullivan Tire
Sullivan Tire is a locally-owned, family business started by Robert J. Sullivan in 1955. The foundation on which Robert J. Sullivan started Sullivan Tire was “treat everyone, customers and fellow employees, as you would a member of your family.” More than fifty years later, the tradition continues. Today Sullivan Tire is New England’s home for automotive care, with 67 full service auto repair locations and 15 Commercial Truck Tire Centers throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine. For more information about Sullivan Tire or to find a location, visitwww.sullivantire.com.