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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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  • The Expansion of Newborn Screening in Pompe Disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy may Prevent Disability and Save Lives

    MDA Convenes Panel of Experts

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  • Drink One for Dane does it again! Dutch Bros and customers raise more than $1.3 million dollars to help end ALS

    Dutch Bros Coffee and its customers raised more than $1.3 million during its 13th annual Drink One for Dane day...

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  • CITGO Raises More Than $2.2 Million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Continues Historic Partnership as MDA's Largest Corporate Sponsor

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  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Awards 26 Grants Totaling More Than $7.5 Million for Neuromuscular Disease Research

    Critical funding provided by MDA will support studies to discover disease-causing genes, optimize existing therapies and develop new therapeutic molecules, and advance drug...

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