A vital part of MDA’s financial support comes from strong partnerships — some decades old — with national sponsors. MDA has teamed up with caring corporations, organizations and brands which each year generate tens of millions of dollars through creative campaigns, sales and year-round special events.

MDA owes a tremendous debt of gratitude not only to the decision-makers who maintain these partnerships, but also to the personnel, customers and other participants involved at every level who are at the heart of MDA's fight against neuromuscular diseases.

Learn more about MDA’s national sponsors below.

7-Eleven Inc. and the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees
From canister programs to mobile sales, 7-Eleven stores have organized countless community-based events to help MDA.

Since 1972, soda lovers have helped fight muscular dystrophy by buying 7UP and other Dr Pepper Snapple Group products during special, seasonal promotions.

ACOSTA Sales and Marketing Co.
ACOSTA, provides innovative sales and marketing solutions to more than 60 percent of the No. 1 and No. 2 brands in most grocery stores. Acosta partners with MDA to coordinate cause-marketing campaigns that raise funds and awareness.

Burger King®
Fast-food leader Burger King has supported the Muscular Dystrophy Association for 15-plus years. Burger King franchisees nationwide sell hundreds of thousands of Burger King shamrocks to support MDA programs and services.

Convenience Store Industry
For three decades, convenience stores nationwide have helped MDA in a variety of ways, from countertop canister collections to golf tournaments.

CITGO Petroleum Corporation
MDA’s largest corporate sponsor, CITGO and its marketers support MDA year-round through a variety of special events such as golf and bowling tournaments, walk-a-thons and auctions.

Corner Store
The largest independent retailer of transportation fuels and convenience goods in North America is proud to support MDA in it's life-saving mission.

The association of high school and college marketing students and teachers makes MDA a primary beneficiary of its activities.

ERA Real Estate
Since 1977, ERA Real Estate professionals around the country have hosted events in their local communities to help MDA "Home in on a Cure."

Harley-Davidson Motor Company
From the rumble-filled “Harley-Davidson Day” at MDA summer camp to pledge rides that draw thousands of riders, MDA has been on the road to a cure with the legendary motorcycle manufacturer since 1980.

International Association of Fire Fighters  
In 2014, the IAFF and MDA are celebrating 60 years of a partnership committed to saving lives. As MDA’s largest national sponsor, the IAFF fuels MDA's mission through its spirited Fill the Boot campaign and in the countless hours fire fighters devote to MDA summer camp.

Jiffy Lube
Jiffy Lube preventative maintenance locations across North America show their strength each August through their Muscle Up for MDA promotion.

Lowe's Home Improvement
An MDA partner since 2001, Lowe’s knows being a good neighbor means being committed to improving the places their employees and customers call home. This includes supporting MDA and being the highest sales leader in the history of MDA's Shamrocks Against Dystrophy campaign.

National Association of Letter Carriers
Through more than 60 years of partnership as MDA’s first nationwide sponsor, the mail carriers union has been a stalwart friend to MDA. Each year, 500 NALC local branches across the nation participate in bowl-a-thons, raffles, walks and letter-writing campaigns in support of MDA.

Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America based on sales.  Through the Safeway Foundation, an August customer ask campaign raises millions for MDA. Safeway also partners with ACOSTA to coordinate a cause-marketing merchandising campaign for MDA.

Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America
A main commitment of this Masonic organization is finding cures for muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular diseases. The Tall Cedars is MDA’s oldest sponsor, joining forces with the Association in 1951.