Shamrocks Cover Lowe's To Benefit Muscular Dystrophy

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Lowe's Home Improvement in Topeka is covered in shamrocks, as part of a fundraiser that helps a widespread disease.

Every March Lowe's sells paper shamrocks to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. They're sold for one, five or 20 dollars and are posted up all over the store as a thank-you for the donation.

This year the Topeka Fire Department came out to help Lowe's reach their $5,000 goal.

Kids got their picture taken in front of the fire truck for a five-dollar donation.

Department Manager Lu Bond said the 2013 fundraiser is better than years past. "We've been really good," she said. "We're above last year's sales. We raised $4,023 last year. Our goal is $5,210, that is our store number, and so we're looking forward to having a good year."

The proceeds from the fundraiser will help local kids with muscular dystrophy go to a fun summer camp with activities designed for their needs and make friends with other kids who have the disease.