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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.

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    We are accelerating the delivery of treatments and cures.

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    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.

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How You Can Help

Whether you’re looking to volunteer at a camp or a local office, organize a group of friends to fundraise, run a marathon, or advocate for the cause, the ways to get involved are endless.

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  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Awards 26 Grants Totaling More Than $7.5 Million for Neuromuscular Disease Research

    Critical funding provided by MDA will support studies to discover disease-causing genes, optimize existing therapies and develop new therapeutic molecules, and advance drug...

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  • Drink One for Dane: Dutch Bros and Customers Team Up With Muscular Dystrophy Association to Accelerate Research for Treatments and Cures for ALS

    On Friday, May 10, Dutch Bros Coffee will mark its 13th annual Drink One for Dane day by donating proceeds...

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  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Launches Multi-Faceted ALS Awareness & Fundraising Campaign Leading the Way for Life-Saving ALS Research & Care

    Today, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) launched an extensive campaign to raise awareness about amyotrophic...

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  • CITGO Contributes Record $14 Million to Muscular Dystrophy Association For Scientific Research and Care During 2018

    CITGO Petroleum Corporation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) are celebrating a record-breaking 2018...

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