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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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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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Upcoming Virtual Events

May 12, 2021 to May 13, 2021
@ 3:00 PM ET both days
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Press Releases

Muscular Dystrophy Association Announces Community Education & Fundraising Events To Find a Cure for ALS
Muscular Dystrophy Association's National Ambassador Ethan LyBrand to be featured in Verizon’s National Ad Campaign Airing on the Oscars
Registration opens for Virtual MDA Summer Camp for Children with Neuromuscular Diseases
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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 programs are only available in the U.S.

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