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Letter - Thanks for participating in the MDA's shamrock drive

DETROIT LAKES - As chairperson of MDA's Shamrocks Against Dystrophy, I want to take a moment to thank businesses and patrons in the Detroit Lakes area for their generous participation in our 2008 campaign. I'm delighted to say that this year's fundraising efforts were a great success.

Those little green and gold Shamrocks mobiles sold by local businesses help support MDA's vital programs of researc (, health care services (, and public education right here in Detroit Lakes and across the country.

On behalf of all the individuals and families coping with muscle-wasting diseases, I send a big warm "thank you" to Detroit Lakes residents -- you've certainly put a smile in these Irish eyes!

-- Maureen McGovern