Sailormen Inc., one of the largest domestic franchisees of Popeyes, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) celebrated their 15-year partnership May 2 in Miami Lakes. Supporters raised $681,015 to transform the lives of those with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility.
Funds raised during the annual coupon program and subsequent MDA Golf Classic, help MDA fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing services such as MDA’s multidisciplinary Care Centers at top hospitals. Funds also allow kids ages 8 to 17 to learn vital life skills at barrier-free MDA Summer Camps. “Every year our coupons feature the faces of MDA campers enjoying the best week of the year, and we feel privileged to be able to support them and others living with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular disease through our coupon program and golf event,” said Mark Reineri, chief operating officer of Sailormen, Inc.
This year’s golf event was attended by MDA Executive Vice President and Chief Impact & Philanthropy Officer Adam Cotumaccio. “The funding generated from this longstanding partnership is leading to unprecedented breakthroughs in neuromuscular diseases. And also providing unique confidence-building experiences at MDA Summer Camp. We thank the leadership and employees of Sailormen, Inc. for their outstanding commitment to support those who need it most in their communities,” Cotumaccio said to assembled guests celebrating the partnership.