Jacksonville Muscular Dystrophy Association Chapter Raises $320,000 at Toast to Life Gala


The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) chapter in Jacksonville raised more than $320,000 for MDA research and service initiatives at its Toast to Life Gala Nov. 19.

Held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, the gala specifically benefited local families in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia fighting muscular dystrophy. Funds from the event will help send local children to a week-long MDA summer camp at Camp Suwannee in Dowling Park, Florida, as well as provide children with medical equipment and repairs, and support group sessions and diagnostic examinations.

Community members at the gala participated in live and silent auctions, in addition to a mission drive that raised money specifically for the MDA summer camp.