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Atlanta Bojangles' raise over $20,000 for MDA
Atlanta Bojangles' raise over $20,000 for MDA

HIRAM, Ga. -- Bojangles' recently announced that it raised a record-breaking amount of money during its 10th annual Shamrocks Against Dystrophy fundraiser.

The restaurant chain received over $300,000 from customers, which will send 375 children to MDA Summer Camp this year.

"[Muscular Dystrophy Association] is very proud to have Bojangles' as a valued partner," said Theresa Miller, MDA regional coordinator. "Bojangles' exhibits an ongoing commitment to providing help and hope to those with neuromuscular disease, and we look forward to serving more children at MDA Summer Camp this year thanks to their fundraising efforts."

Bojangles' customers were given an opportunity in March to support MDA by purchasing a green shamrock for $1 or a gold one for $5. Restaurants in Metro Atlanta alone raised more than $20,000.

MDA Summer Camp is a one-of-a-kind experience for these children, offering a wide range of activities specially designed for young people who have limited mobility or use wheelchairs.

Although the camp is structured, programs are conducted in a relaxed atmosphere that gives campers an unmatched opportunity to develop lifelong friendships, share interests and build self-confidence.

"MDA Summer Camp is something these children really look forward to, and we're excited to be able to send more kids to camp this year than ever before," said Bojangles' president and CEO Randy Kibler. "We are blessed to have team members and generous customers who are passionate about this great cause and have helped us surpass our fundraising goal."

In 2011, Bojangles' celebrates a 13-year partnership with MDA and is proud to have raised almost $2 million to help win the fight against neuromuscular disease.

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