BILOXI, Miss.-IP CASINO RESORT SPArecently donated $25,000 to the United Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency (MSD) Foundation, supporting the organization's efforts to find a cure for children suffering from MSD nationwide.
'We're proud to support the United MSD Foundation. The United MSD Foundation was founded on the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Amber Olsen and Tom Cannan after their daughter Willow was diagnosed with this very rare disease,' said Duncan McKenzie, Vice President and General Manager of IP CASINO RESORT SPA. 'It is our hope that IP's donation of $25,000 will help the United MSD Foundation continue their work in finding a cure for all who suffer with MSD.'
With IP's donation, the United MSD Foundation will have more resources to focus on medical and scientific research dedicated to curing MSD.
'It is because of donors like IP that the United MSD Foundation is given the opportunity to make great strides in researching a cure for MSD,' said Amber Olsen, Executive Director of the United MSD Foundation. 'Our fight is not just for Willow, but for all children diagnosed with MSD. All children deserve a chance to live.'
In addition to the monetary donation, IP was a sponsor of the United MSD Foundation's fundraising gala, 'Wiggin' Out with Willow.' Proceeds from the event will fund scientific research and United MSD's mission to find a cure.
The donation is part of IP's annual charitable giving campaign which will award more than $800,000 to non-profit organizations in the Gulf Coast region in 2019. To learn more about IP CASINO RESORT SPA, please visit www.ipbiloxi.com.
About IP CASINO RESORT SPA
Winner of the elite AAA Four Diamond award, the IP CASINO RESORT SPA is the Gulf Coast's premier entertainment resort destination. Towering 32 stories over the scenic Back Bay of Biloxi, the IP is home to more than 1,000 elegantly appointed hotel rooms and suites, live entertainment, award-winning restaurants, and a first-class spa. For further information, visit www.ipbiloxi.com. IP CASINO RESORT SPA is a property of Boyd Gaming. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.