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At the Muscular Dystrophy Association, we believe in living life, unlimited.

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With Harley, We Ride for Strength

Everyone has their reason to ride. And for 38 years now, Harley-Davidson has made theirs about supporting MDA. This summer, we’re celebrating Harley-Davidson and inviting you to pull back the throttle as we ride to Milwaukee in support of families impacted by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases.

What We Do

Founded by a group of families in 1950, families are at the heart of everything we do today.

  • Cure

    Finding research breakthroughs across diseases to accelerate treatments & cures

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  • Care

    Caring for kids and adults from day one at MDA Care Centers

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  • Champion

    Empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America

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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.

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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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  • MDA is supporting
    more than 175
    research projects worldwide
  • Kids and adults make
    nearly 50,000
    visits to MDA Care Centers each year
  • More than 3,800
    kids receive their “best week of the year” at MDA Summer Camp, free of charge
  • You’ve helped make
    this progress and more possible
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Latest Stories

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    MDA announces 34 new research grants totaling $9.9 million

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  • Faith Fortenberry and her mom on a Harley

    MDA’s #RideForStrength Honors the Power of our Harley-Davidson Partnership

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    SMA Added to National List of Disorders to Screen for at Birth

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  • A formal picture of Karen Toennis with her husband and child.

    From Caregiver to Clinic Coordinator: Karen Toennis’ Journey Alongside ALS

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Recent News

  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • Casey's General Stores Team Up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to Help Kids and Adults #LiveUnlimited

    Casey's General Stores and its customers in 16 states are teaming up throughout September to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

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  • MDA Launches Harley-Davidson #RideForStrength Campaign This Labor Day

    Harley-Davidson riders represent Muscular Dystrophy Association at Harley-Davidson's 115th Anniversary Celebration

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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.