Navigation Links
Sailormen Inc. Popeyes Raises More than $670,000 to Help Fight Muscle Disease
Date:5/29/2013

Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 29, 2013

Sailormen Inc. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that the 2013 “Appetite for a Cure” program and the Sailormen Inc., Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Golf Classic have raised more than $670,000 to help support those affected by neuromuscular disease.

This year's Appetite for a Cure program ran from Jan. 28 through March 17 at participating Popeyes restaurants in South Florida and across the Southeast. The program raised more than $503,000 through the sale of $1 coupon cards worth $30 to be used toward free and discounted purchases during future visits.

Additionally, more than 40 companies sponsored the ninth annual Sailormen Inc., Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen Golf Classic, a premier golf event, held May 9 in Miami Lakes, Fla., that raised more than $167,000. The tournament was hosted by former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL player Gino Torretta.

“I'm proud of Sailormen/Popeyes employees, customers and business partners for helping us reach our fundraising goal for MDA through this year's 'Appetite for a Cure' program and the Golf Classic," said Sailormen Inc. CEO Bob Berg. "It's important to us to go above and beyond to help families living with muscle disease in our community and support important MDA programs, like MDA summer camp."

Sailormen Inc. is the largest domestic franchisee of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, with 143 locations in seven states. The company has raised nearly $4 million for MDA since 2002.

"Sailormen/Popeyes made such a difference for MDA by raising funds through two hugely successful programs and events,” said Joanne Bowsman, executive director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association chapter in South Florida. “Their efforts are extremely important to MDA families because they help raise not only awareness, but the funds needed to help find treatments and cures for muscle disease."

The annual coupon program and golf tournament directly benefit local families affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases by helping to fund MDA's worldwide research program, MDA's network of 200 medical clinics and MDA’s summer camp program. Medical services in South Florida are provided through the MDA Clinic at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Kessenich Family MDA/ALS Center at the University of Miami.

About Sailormen
Sailormen Inc. is the largest domestic franchisee of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, with 143 locations in seven states. The company has raised close to $4 million for MDA since 2002.

About Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Founded in 1972 in New Orleans, Popeyes is a leader in the New Orleans segment of the food-service industry and is the world’s second-largest quick-service chicken concept based on the number of units. As of December 25, 2011, Popeyes had 2,035 operating restaurants in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands and 25 foreign countries. For more information, visit the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen website at popeyes.com.

About MDA

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases today affecting more than 1 million Americans. It does so by funding research, providing comprehensive health care and support services, and through advocacy and education.

In addition to funding more than 250 research projects worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of 200 medical clinics; facilitates support groups for families affected by neuromuscular diseases; and provides local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters with progressive muscle diseases.

For more information, visit mda.org and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/MDAnational and Twitter @MDAnews.

  • MDA -

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10777594.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Feeling Trapped, Obligated Raises Odds of Job Burnout: Study
2. Stopping Blood Thinners Raises Stroke Risk for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat
3. Presence of fetal cells in women lowers risk of breast cancer but raises risk of colon cancer
4. Ritual in Some Jewish Circumcisions Raises Risk of Herpes Infection: Report
5. Easter Island drug raises cognition throughout life span
6. Drinking Iced Tea Raises Kidney Stone Risk: Study
7. Diabetes drugs taken by over 15 million Americans raises risk of bladder cancer
8. Electrolyte Problem Raises Post-Op Death Risk: Study
9. Salk study finds diabetes raises levels of proteins linked to Alzheimers features
10. Cocaine Raises Heart Risks for Fit, Young Adults: Study
11. Beverly Hills Dentist Dr. David Frey raises money for the Jerusalem Dental Center for Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda ... orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including ... accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of ... of companies that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 ... wage. This will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever ... Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work ... Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative Solutions today announced ... and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its first two dispensaries ... manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface purification solutions for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce the placement of Suzanne ... of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . , In ... commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in North America. , Headquartered ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, ... residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid ... ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in ... states – Kentucky , New Mexico ... . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , a ... its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... on June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today that ... Supplier Horizon Award . One of ... was recognized for its support of Premier members through ... clinical excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... this recognition of our outstanding customer service from Premier," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: