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BCMA kicks off its third shamrock campaign

By Staff | Feb 23, 2011

Bailey’s General Store manager Richard Johnson holds up a shamrock purchased for the MDA Shamrock Campaign.

The Bailey’s Center Merchants’ Association (BCMA) is inviting everyone to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southwest Florida by purchasing shamrocks through the Shamrocks against Dystrophy campaign.

The campaign will run through IrishFest which will take place on March 17, 2011 between 4 and 7 p.m. in the Bailey’s Center, located at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road.

Because of the generous support of their community, the BCMA raised more than $2,000 in 2010 and $1,500 in 2009. This year, the merchants are hoping to beat the 2010 figure by drawing even more support from the visitors to the Bailey’s Center.

Green shamrocks can be purchased for a $1 donation and gold shamrocks are $5.

What your donation can help MDA buy:

• Annual flu shot – $30

• One minute of research – $85

• Support group session – $100

• Physical therapy visit – $150

• Initial Diagnostic Workup at an MDA Clinic – $300

• Annual repairs of Durable Medical Equipment – $500

• One week at MDA summer camp (1 child) – $800

Bailey’s Center is the only location on the island that is participating in the campaign.

Shamrocks are available at Bailey’s General Store, Bailey’s True Value Hardware, Coffee Bar @ Bailey’s, George & Wendy’s Corner Grill, Hillgate Communications, Island Cinema, Island Cleaners, Lily & Co. Jewelers, K O R Island Provisions, Nick’s Frozen Yogurt, Sanibel Barber Shop, Sanibel Shell Automotive, Select Vacation Properties, The Grog Shop and The Video Scene.