Safeway partners with Muscular Dystrophy Canada

The store on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford held an awareness event on Saturday.

Fran Gordon (front

Fran Gordon (front

The Safeway store on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford held an event on Saturday to promote its partnership with Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Throughout August, customers at Safeway stores across Canada are invited to make a donation at the check stand. In exchange for a $2 donation, they receive a Safeway cart coin release key chain (while supplies last) or five Air Miles.

All donations support Muscular Dystrophy Canada for the Safeway Mobility Grant program, provision of scholarships and to fund research.

Among local recipients of the grants is Fran Gordon of Abbotsford. The funds helped her purchase an accessible van.

Gordon was diagnosed with limb girdle muscular dystrophy and uses an electric wheelchair to move around.

“I now have greater independence and freedom of mobility,” she said in reference to the grant and the support from Safeway.

Since 2008, more than $5.5 million has been raised for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.