By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Dec 16, 2017 at 12:56 PM

Once again, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s "Heart of Canal Street" program raised more than $1 million for local children’s organizations. This year’s exact total was $1,157,669 divided among 31 groups.

OnMilwaukee served as a proud media partner, picking the Muscular Dystrophy Association as its signature charity. The MDA will receive $35,000 from the program.

In addition to the signature charities, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino selected Safe & Sound as this year's Charity of Choice. They received the first $100,000 raised.

The money is raised through the proceeds from designated Heart of Canal bingo games. The campaign kicked off in August.

Since 1994, the program has provided nearly $17 million to more than 580 area charities.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

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