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.
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.About Neuromuscular Diseases
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.Ways to Get Involved
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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.