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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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Recent News

  • 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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  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Launches 37th Annual #MDAShamrocks Campaign

    More than 20,000 businesses across the country join forces for annual St. Patrick's Day-themed program to raise funds for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases

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  • GPM Investments, LLC Raises More Than $244,000 to Help Kids and Adults with Muscular Dystrophy, ALS and Related Neuromuscular Diseases via Holiday Pinups

    They have reached $1.38 million in giving for MDA

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  • More than 100 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Restaurants Unite in "Appetite for a Cure."

    Major restaurant industry franchise provides 15th year of indefatigable support for Muscular Dystrophy Association

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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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