Fighting Muscular Dystrophy One Shamrock, Flying Pig, and Nugget at a Time!

13 Mar


Did you know that March 17 is officially “Stamford Against Dystrophy Day”?  Well, it’s actually the third event that has been held to help raise money and awareness for the fight against Muscular Dystrophy under that title.  No telethons here, but the guy behind this, James Lacerenza, has other things in mind.  He has coordinated the sales of Shamrocks and Flying Pigs from 3-/14-3/17 that you can sign with your name, a message, or dedicate to someone you love.  Also nugget and cone lovers, rejoice.  Garden Catering (featured in our Valentine’s Day post) has agreed to help support Lacerenza’s cause on March 17.  All of the money raised will help support the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Muscular Dystrophy Summer Camp in Spring Valley, NY and Camp Promise East in Hebron, CT. I have worked in summer camps for the past few years as a summer gig which isn’t always so easy, but what they do at both camps is truly amazing and life changing.  Children and teenagers that have muscular dystrophy attend and they are given a chance to have a fun, awesome summer filled with excitement.

On the ConnectiKids site, James said:  “There are magical places where people with muscular dystrophy, a progressive and often fatal genetic disease which limits their ability to walk, talk and play, get to be just like any other person. For one week every summer, thousands of these special individuals get that opportunity thanks to organizations like the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and The Jett Foundation, which operates Camp Promise East (CPE).”

Where to Buy Shamrocks and Flying Pigs (from their FB page)

Also, help support this awesome cause by visiting Garden Catering.  According to Stamford Patch, you’ll be able to stop by at:

235 Main Street in Stamford, CT

2074 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, CT

185 1/2 Sound Beach Avenue in Greenwich*

Even if you can’t buy a Shamrock or Flying Pig or stop in to get your cone and nugget fix at Garden Catering, remember that helping out is just a click away.

* By the way, does the Sound Beach Avenue location take you to Hogwarts?  What’s up with the 1/2? :)

8 Responses to “Fighting Muscular Dystrophy One Shamrock, Flying Pig, and Nugget at a Time!”

  1. Tergis Team March 13, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    This is a wonderful cause! I shared it on my WordPress blog, hopefully many supporters will read your post.


    • Dan Del Ferraro March 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

      Thanks so much. We hope the word gets out there, too. Hope they’re able to raise lots and lots of money this year! Pigs will fly!



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