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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.

  • 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.

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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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Latest Stories

For the latest happenings in the MDA community and to read inspiring stories, browse the MDA blog.

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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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