Shamrocks From the Heart

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The MDA, or Muscular Dystrophy Association, is the world’s largest nonprofit supporter of research on neuromuscular disease. For the past 35 years, the MDA has been holding a program called “MDA Shamrocks” which involves the distribution of a shamrock for only a dollar donation. The program has raised more than $300 million to help improve and save the lives of families living with muscular dystrophy.

In 2009, one of Deerfield Beach High’s teachers, Mr. Pizzo, had partnered with MDA of Broward County to create a service-learning project for students at the school. Students raised $660 back in 2009, which was plenty of success due to the fact that they had reached slightly above their goal.

This year, students will be selling shamrocks around school to raise money that will be donated to the MDA. These donations will not only help the MDA, but will also help pay for summer school and unpaid hospital bills for those that suffer from muscular dystrophy. If anyone has any further questions regarding the fundraiser, see Mr. Pizzo in room 221.