How TRIO makes a difference in the community

TRIO has proudly supported the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for over two decades and in conjunction with Graham C-Stores has raised over $4.0 million in the fight against neuromuscular disease. The money that we raise stays local to help kids and adults living with muscle disease in the greater Chicagoland area.

Each year our employees take part in two fundraising campaigns that run from just before Thanksgiving to early January and then again from Memorial Day to July 5th. Employees from all parts of the organization engage in this high-energy activity.

The fundraising campaigns support research, MDA Care Centers, and GEI favorite – MDA Summer Camp. MDA Summer Camp provides thousands of kids with muscular dystrophy and related muscle-debilitating diseases “the best week of the year.” At MDA Summer Camp, kids are living beyond limits in a place where anything is possible. It’s a week where they’re free to enjoy adventures like horseback riding, swimming and fishing, develop lifelong friendships, and build self-confidence and independence, and we are proud to support, and be a part of it.

Over the course of our support, Graham Enterprise, Inc. has funded 1,200 kids to attend Summer Camp, and each year, we attend “VIP Day” where we participate in activities with the local campers.

The MDA is leading the fight to free individuals – and the families who love them- from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. Together with the MDA, TRIO is helping kids and adults live longer and grow stronger.

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