APRIL 22, 2015

MDA looking for summer camp volunteers

‘It’s the best week of the year’

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mda summer campTEMPE — The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteer counselors and medical professionals to care for youngsters with muscular dystrophy and related diseases at the Arizona MDA Summer Camp, from May 31-June 5 for ages 12-17 and June 7-12 for ages 6-11 at Whispering Hope Ranch in Payson, Arizona.

Volunteer counselors must be at least 16 years old. Campers’ ages range from 6 to 17. Each counselor is a companion to an MDA camper, helping them with camp activities (sports, horseback riding, arts & crafts, etc.) and day-to-day activities (eating, bathing and dressing).

Also, the Association is seeking physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, physical therapists and other medical professionals to volunteer for the camp’s medical staff. Medical staff members supervise and maintain the health and well-being of all camp participants.

To volunteer at a camp near you, contact the local MDA office by calling 480-496-4530 or email arizona@mdausa.org.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of people with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.

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