While it started as a local nonprofit in Midlothian, the Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy is now making a big impact across the country. Honoring the life of Aileen Colorado, the Colorado Fund has been able to supply funds for 12 grants in the past year totaling over $9,000 to provide equipment and medical services for situations in which insurance does not cover the cost. Provided equipment included seat elevation, power wheelchair, ceiling lift, scooter, wheelchair ramp, shower chair, wheelchair batteries, car hitch for wheelchair transport, leg brace, and even eye gaze technology to control a computer with the eyes. Medical services covered home health, physical therapy, and medication therapy.
Local board members - Stephanie Colorado, treasurer, and Steven Casupanan, vice president - launched a seasonal restaurant series throughout the year where the local community could “dine for a cause” while supporting Richmond restaurants Mosaic, Charred at Swift Creek, Cameo Cakery & Café, Wild Ginger, and Latitude Seafood Company at Westchester Commons. Additionally, the Colorado Fund partnered with the Filipino American Association of Central Virginia in their annual golf tournament held at The Club at Viniterra, which donated a significant portion of their proceeds. Thanks to the generosity of our local community, over $4,000 were raised this past year. With grant applications coming in continuously from those with neuromuscular disorders, support is greatly needed.
Learn more, donate, or get involved at: coloradofmd.org