Bojangles’ is making more than just great chicken and biscuits. They’re also making a major impact on muscular dystrophy research.

In partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the company has contributed $1,150,000+ in conjunction with the annual Bojangles’ Golf Classic (2009 – 2014) to support Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Research at the McColl-Lockwood Laboratory at Carolinas Medical Center. These funds have frequently been matched by generous foundations and individuals, leading to over $2.3 million in support for the laboratory from the annual Golf Classic.

“Bojangles’ has proudly supported the MDA’s efforts in finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for neuromuscular diseases through various fundraisers throughout the years,” said Bojangles’ President and CEO Clifton Rutledge.

Every dollar raised from this perpetually sold-out tournament is directed to support breakthrough research and to help positively impact families affected by neuromuscular diseases.

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Pictured above (left to right): Scott Kerr, President – Atrium Health Foundation; Luther Lockwood, Atrium Health Foundation Board Member and a founding donor of the McColl-Lockwood Laboratory; Dr. Qi Long Lu Director of the McColl-Lockwood Laboratory; Clifton Rutledge, CEO of Bojangles’; and Hugh McColl, Jr., founding donor of the McColl-Lockwood Laboratory.