ALBANY, N.Y. -- Thousands of Price Chopper guests throughout the Northeast showed their support of the Shamrocks Against Dystrophy Program to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The company raised an astonishing $336,171 for individuals living with a neuromuscular disease.

Price Chopper's unprecedented annual support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association helps MDA fund its many vital research programs, a nationwide network of some 200 hospital-affiliated clinics, an extraordinary summer camp program for hundreds of local children, and other essential services throughout N.Y., N.H., Mass., Conn., Pa., and Vt. in which Price Chopper has a footprint.

Price Chopper teammates encouraged guests to donate to MDA through the purchase of a $1 or $5 Shamrock. We would like to recognize Market Bistro by Price Chopper's Guest Services Manager, Tamara Julian and her team as the highest fundraising store, with a record-breaking total over $16,000! "MDA is fortunate to have the support of Price Chopper teammates, its loyal guests and the Golub family to make the campaign a success," said MDA Albany Executive Director Joelle Monaco. "Price Chopper makes it easy, convenient and fun for guests to buy a Shamrock and help those affected with muscle disease."

About MDA: MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat 43 neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services and professional and public health education.


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In addition to funding ground-breaking research, MDA maintains some 200 clinics nationwide, including one at Albany Medical Center and the MDA ALS Clinic at St Peter's Hospital. Funds are also allocated to support local informational seminars and a week of summer camp for kids with muscle-wasting diseases at the Double "H" Ranch in Lake Luzerne, N.Y.

For the latest research news and information about ALS and the other diseases in MDA's program, visit mda.org and follow MDA on Facebook and Twitter (@MDAnews).

About Price Chopper : Based in Schenectady, N.Y., the Golub Corporation owns and operates 133 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub's 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 50 percent of the company's privately held stock, making it one of the nation's largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit pricechopper.com .