What We Do

Since 1950, we've spearheaded efforts to transform the lives of people with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. We fund groundbreaking research for promising treatments and provide families with the highest quality care from the best doctors in the country.

  • Innovations in Science

    We are accelerating the delivery of treatments and cures.

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  • Innovations in Care

    We provide services that help people affected by neuromuscular disease.

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The freedom to walk, to talk, to run and play. To laugh, to hug, to eat — even breathe.

Each day these freedoms are taken away from kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that weaken muscle strength and limit mobility. Together we can change that.

About Neuromuscular Diseases

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with MDA. Whether you’re looking to create a fundraiser, host a game night, volunteer at a camp, run a marathon, or advocate for the cause, the ways to get involved are endless.

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Recent News

Muscular Dystrophy Association Launches MOVR Visualization and Reporting Platform to Improve Patient Care and Accelerate Drug Discovery
Partnership with DNAnexus will enable 37 MDA Care Centers to analyze data from the MOVR Data Hub to better understand disease progression...
The Marathon Stream for MDA Let’s Play For A Cure Airs this Saturday, October 24, Headlined by Zedd with Special Guests missharvey and more
Viewers Can Expect an Exciting Evening of Programming, including Gameplay from Popular Titles Phasmaphobia, VALORANT, Fall Guys, and Among...
Muscular Dystrophy Association Announces Don Cheadle, Common, Cindy Crawford, Whitney Cummings, Stephen Curry, Zachary Levi, & Kelly Rowland To
Two-Hour Telethon Hosted by Kevin Hart to Stream LIVE on Oct. 24, 2020, at 8 p.m. ET On LOL Network platforms including YouTube and Pluto...
MDA Advocacy Institute: Employment Rights for People Living with a Disability Featuring Neal McNamara, Partner, Nixon Peabody & Hillary Baca,
As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) invites you to join a special virtual...
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MDA Resource Center: We’re Here For You

Our trained specialists are here to provide one-on-one support for every part of your journey. Send a message below or call us at 1-833-ASK-MDA1 (1-833-275-6321). If you live outside the U.S., we may be able to connect you to muscular dystrophy groups in your area, but MDA services are only available in the U.S.

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