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Rite Aid gives $4,000 to Muscular Dystrophy Association

Aug. 11, 2013 @ 03:41 PM

Rite Aid gives $4,000 to Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Rite Aid Foundation gave $4,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which has offices in West Virginia. The funding will be used to provide scholarships so that low-income children across West Virginia can attend the MDA Summer Camp program, which aims to provide a fun and safe outdoor experience complete with horseback riding, swimming, adaptive sports, arts and crafts, camp dances and more.

The Rite Aid Foundation previously awarded a grant to the West Virginia chapter of the MDA in 2010.

Rite Aid operates more than 100 stores across West Virginia as well as a distribution center in Poca.

The Rite Aid Foundation, founded in July 2001, is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping children's health and well-being. Since its inception, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $15 million to more than 1,300 organizations nationwide. For more information on The Rite Aid Foundation, visit www.riteaid.com.

Entrepreneurs' Cafe set for Aug. 21 at arena

HUNTINGTON -- Unlimited Future Inc. announces this month's Entrepreneurs' Cafe to be held at noon Aug. 21 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena One Civic Center Plaza. Lunch will be served. The cost of attendance is $15, $10 of which goes to the winning presenter and $5 of which goes to the caterer. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams will be a special guest for the event.

The goal of the Entrepreneurs Cafe is to support the development of an entrepreneurial network in the Tri-State area. Entrepreneurs share their business ideas, and audience members vote on their favorite idea. The winner gets a microgrant to help start or enhance their businesses.

This month, the audience will hear from Tonya Ward of Tonyia's Steel Magnolias Salon & Spa; Cara Cheung of Cara's Homestyle Ices; and Johnny Dempsey of Johnny's Homemade Eats and Treats.

To register, visit unlimitedfuture.org and find the Entrepreneurs Cafe tab. For more information, or to be a presenter, call 304-697-3007 or email ursulette@unlimitedfuture.org.

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