MDA Shamrocks are here!
Now through March 31, shop at participating retailers and buy a shamrock to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases.Find Shamrocks Near Me
We’re fighting to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger.
The freedom to walk, to talk, to run and play. To laugh, to hug. To eat. To 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
What We Do
Founded by a group of families in 1950, families are at the heart of everything we do today.
MDA is supporting180 researchprojects worldwide
Kids and adults makenearly 50,000visits to MDA Care Centers each year
More than 3,800kids receive their “best week of the year” at MDA Summer Camp, free of charge
You’ve helped makethis progress and more possibleSee the Impact
Volunteer with Us
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.Ways to Get Involved
Latest Happenings & Stories
MDA Shamrocks are Here!
Over the past 36 years, the MDA Shamrocks program has raised more than $315 million to help save and improve the lives of families living with muscular dystrophy. This year we're joining together with more than 20,000 retail locations across the country during the St. Patrick's Day season. Use our retailer search to find Shamrocks near you!Read More
Progress is Our Promise: 2017 in Review
In 2017, MDA helped thousands of families live better and longer lives. All of this and more was possible thanks to you. Thank you for helping make 2017 a remarkable year for families with muscular dystrophy and related diseases.Read More
Join Us for the 2018 MDA Clinical Conference
To accelerate progress in our mission to save and improve lives, MDA is proud to bring together more than 500 medical and scientific neuromuscular experts at our 2018 Clinical Conference, to be held March 11-14 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. Register now to save your seat.Read More
“Such a Small World”: Top Team Momentum Fundraising Team Fueled by Lifelong Friends
“Think about the life-changing experience you’re giving to that person, just by coming and running,” says Stephanie Betts, a Team Momentum runner and proud mother of son Henry who lives with congenital muscular dystrophy. “When you run for someone, for something, it’s a whole different experience. It makes it so much better when you finish.”Read More
Harley-Davidson Honored for Research Contributions at 2018 MDA Clinical Conference
Director of Government Affairs Ed Moreland presented with a symbolic white research coat to recognize Harley-Davidson’s support of the children and families MDA serves.Read More
MDA Collaborates with IQVIA to Expand Disease Registry into the New MOVR Data Hub
Enhancements will streamline data capture and connect patients with opportunities to participate in new research and take advantage of emerging treatments.Read More
MDA Selects Two National Ambassadors to Represent Families Affected By Neuromuscular Disease
Six-year-old girl from Waco, Texas, and 17-year-old high school senior from Concord, Mass., are set to travel the country and share their stories.Read More
2018 MDA Clinical Conference Will Focus on Transformative Care in the Rapidly Changing Neuromuscular Disease Landscape
Leading experts in neuromuscular disease clinical care will present and exchange ideas and information March 11-14Read More
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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 800-572-1717. 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.