GPM Investments Teams Up with MDA to Run a Holiday Campaign to Raise Funds for People Living with Muscular Dystrophy, ALS and Related Neuromuscular Diseasess
Richmond, VA – GPM Investments, LLC, the seventh largest convenience store chain in the country and operator and fuel supplier of approximately 3,000 convenience stores in 33 states, along with over 10,000 store associates are teaming up throughout the month of December for the “Tis the Season for Giving” holiday campaign to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). GPM Investments and its customers have contributed more than $1.4 million since 2012 in support of the MDA’s mission of transforming the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases through scientific and clinical research and care in local communities nationwide.
“We’re honored to work together once again in our communities during the holiday season to help support MDA services, fund research and care for people living with muscle disease in the communities where we operate,” said Arie Kotler, President and CEO of GPM Investments. “For more than 6 years, our stores, associates and customers have made the holidays a season of giving back through this campaign to raise vital funds for individuals and families affected by neuromuscular diseases in our communities.”
From December 1st through the 31st, GPM Investments associates in its 1,350 company-operated locations will sell MDA holiday pinups for $1 and invite guests to round up their purchases to the nearest whole dollar to support MDA families. Proceeds will support MDA’s 150+ Care Center network at the nation’s top hospitals, as well as research and MDA Summer Camps for children ages 8 to 17 living with muscular dystrophy.
“We are extremely grateful to GPM Investments and their associates, customers and supplier partners for their continued support for MDA that helps us fund groundbreaking research and innovative care for families living with neuromuscular disease,” says Donald S. Wood, PhD, President and CEO of MDA. “It is because of partners like GPM Investments that MDA has been able to pursue our mission of transforming the lives of the people in our community, and we are very appreciative of their partnership.”
For more information on the MDA and how you can contribute, please visit https://www.mda.org/.
For 70 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been committed to transforming the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. We do this through innovations in science and innovations in care. As the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government, MDA has committed more than $1 billion since our inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Research we have supported is directly linked to life-changing therapies across multiple neuromuscular diseases. MDA’s MOVR is the first and only data hub that aggregates clinical, genetic, and patient-reported data for multiple neuromuscular diseases to improve health outcomes and accelerate drug development. MDA supports the largest network of multidisciplinary clinics providing best in class care at more than 150 of the nation’s top medical institutions. Our Resource Center serves the community with one-on-one specialized support, and we offer educational conferences, events, and materials for families and healthcare providers. MDA Advocacy supports equal access for our community, and each year thousands of children and young adults learn vital life skills and gain independence at summer camp and through recreational programs, at no cost to families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MDA continues to produce virtual events and programming to support our community when in-person events and activities are not possible. MDA’s COVID-19 guidelines and virtual events are posted at mda.org/COVID19. For more information, visit mda.org.
About GPM Investments:
Based in Richmond, VA, GPM was founded in 2003 with 169 stores and has grown through acquisitions to become the 7th largest convenience store chain in the United States, with approximately 3,000 locations comprised of approximately 1,350 company-operated stores and 1,600 dealer sites to which it supplies fuel, in 33 states plus Washington D.C. GPM operates in three segments: retail, which consists of fuel and merchandise sales to retail consumers; wholesale, which supplies fuel to third-party dealers and consignment agents; and GPM Petroleum, which supplies fuel to GPM and its subsidiaries selling fuel (both in the retail and wholesale segments) as well as subwholesalers and bulk purchasers. For more information please visit www.gpminvestments.com.