Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD)

MDA Awards $13.7 Million in Research Grants

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has awarded 40 research grants totaling $13.7 million to advance the understanding of disease processes and uncover new strategies for treatments and cures of muscular dystrophy and the more than 40 other diseases in the Association's program.

The new grants were recommended by MDA's Scientific and Medical Advisory Committees and approved by MDA's Board of Directors at its July 2011 meeting.

Untitled - Terry Burleigh

Terry created this collage at age 10 at an MDA-sponsored children's art workshop held June 6, 1992, in Houston, Texas.  She graduated from Orangefield High School in May 1999.

Untitled - Sarah Volante

Artist: 

Sarah created this artwork at age 9 at an MDA-sponsored art workshop held August 13, 1992, in Providence.

The Flower Cart

Artist: 

Kim discovered her considerable talent for painting after completing courses in architectural drafting.  She concentrates on the primitive landscape genre, with a folk flavor, using acrylic and watercolor.  Kim is a prolific artist and has sold numerous paintings.

Sunset

Sarah created this artwork at age 12 in April, 1994, at an MDA-sponsored children's art workshop at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  She received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Salem State College.  Sarah has a website business and enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Quiet

Julia created this artwork at age 8 at an MDA-sponsored children's art workshop on April 24, 1994, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  In addition to creating artwork, Julia enjoys writing and has had several poems published in her college literary magazine.

Having Fun at Sea

Kaitlyn created this artwork at age 10.  Her hobbies include drawing, and singing.  Kaitlyn served as the MDA New Hampshire State Goodwill Ambassador for 2000 and 2001.

Free to Fly

Julia created this artwork at age 11. In addition to creating artwork, she enjoys writing and has had several poems published in her college literary magazine.

A Sign of Fall

Jennifer created her artwork at age 15 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held in Fort Wayne in 1997.  She enjoys scrapbooking and crocheting.

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