Author Archives: Mary Chapman

CITGO Marketer Graham Enterprise Raised $123K Last Year for MDA

Continuing its support, CITGO marketer Graham Enterprise (GEI) raised $123,000 last year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). With support from its network of retailers and marketers, including Illinois-based Graham Enterprise, CITGO is the MDA’s largest corporate sponsor. To date, the petroleum company has collected more than $250…

Nonprofits Give $200K to DMD Gene Therapy Project

Four grassroots organizations are collaboratively funding a $200,000 grant to a University of Missouri School of Medicine researcher to develop next-generation gene therapy vectors for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The foundations Ryan’s Quest, Michael’s Cause, Pietro’s Fight, and Powers Promise are awarding the…

Patients, Supporters Worldwide Recognizing Rare Disease Day 2020

An abundance of events are afoot around the world to mark Rare Disease Day 2020 on Feb. 29. The activities are focused on heightening awareness about rare diseases and the hundreds of millions of individuals they are thought to affect. Patients, caregivers, and advocates worldwide will sport denim ribbons…

CITGO Marketer CN Brown Raises More Than $300K for MDA in 2019

Longtime Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) supporter CN Brown Company, a CITGO Petroleum Corporation (CITGO) marketer, raised more than $300,000 for the MDA’s Maine chapter in 2019. “Our family’s commitment to helping win the fight for families affected by MDA has remained strong for generations,” Jeff Jones, CN…