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At the Muscular Dystrophy Association, we believe in living life, unlimited.Make a Donation
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.
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
MDA is supportingmore than 175research projects 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
For MDA Executive Director Patrick Cusick, a Diagnosis Led to a New DirectionRead More
Unique Stories, Shared Purpose: MDA Team Momentum at the Boston MarathonRead More
MDA, PPMD, TREAT-NMD and World Duchenne Organization Release New Duchenne Guide for FamiliesRead More
MDA announces 34 new research grants totaling $9.9 millionRead More
The Muscular Dystrophy Association Hosts 18th Annual Wings Over Wall Street Benefit Event for ALS
Prominent members of the financial community raise funds to Unlock the CureRead More
MDA Names Adam Cotumaccio as Executive Vice President, Chief Impact and Philanthropy Officer
Cotumaccio reports to Lynn O'Connor Vos, president and chief executive officer of the MDA, and sits on the executive leadership team.Read More
MDA, in collaboration with 3 other non-profit organizations, releases the Duchenne Guide for Families
In line with the three articles about care considerations for DMD recently published in Lancet Neurology1-3, a new Duchenne Guide for Families has been developed and will be launched online on World Duchenne Awareness Day, September 7, 2018.Read More
Numotion Partners with The Sing Me a Story Foundation to Bring Muscular Dystrophy Association Hero's Stories to Life
Numotion has partnered with The Sing Me a Story Foundation to share unique stories of kids served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).Read More
Meet Our Partners
These friends are helping MDA families live longer, grow stronger, and defy limits.
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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.