Pin for a Cure

Here are 5 Minutes for Mom, we love jumping on board to help bring awareness for causes that raise funds to help families who are struggling with life debilitating diseases. We feel like that by helping spread the word, we can share in the small victories that each family achieves.

We recently discovered “Pin for a Cure” contest that is being hosted by Storage Mart, a self storage company. They are partnering with Dr. Christian Lorson who dreams of helping find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a degenerative disease that affects 4 out of every 100,000 people and is the leading genetic cause of death in infants. The onset of the disease occurs most often from infancy until 2 years of age, but can present itself in teens and adults.

Here’s How You Can Help

StorageMart has pledged to give $1, up to $5,000, to the MDA for every time the “Pin for a Cure” image is ‘pinned’ on Pinterest. Pinterest users can go here to ‘pin’ the image http://www.storage-mart.com/blog/charity-fundraisers/pin-for-a-cure-on-the-brink-of-curing-spinal-muscular-atrophy/ .

The “Pin for a Cure” project will run from March 7, 2013 until March 31, 2013. StorageMart will present MDA with a check on April 1, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri.

“The Muscular Dystrophy Association is thrilled to be teaming up with StorageMart,” says Patti Butera, Executive Director of MDA. Ms. Butera says of the self storage company, “They are very mindful of the communities they serve and reached out to the MDA to see how they could help us in achieving our mission. We feel privileged to work with StorageMart on the ‘Pin for a Cure’ campaign and monies raised by the campaign with help fund research into neuromuscular diseases as well as the MDA Summer Camp and support services. The MDA and the families we serve are truly grateful for their support.”

Will you help also?

All you have to do is click the link above and pin that image then Storage Mart will donate $1. So what’s stopping you?

This is part of a promotional campaign with Storage Mart. All opinions listed are my own.

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