For Strength, Independence and Life
At the Muscular Dystrophy Association, we believe in living life, unlimited.Make a Donation
We’re fighting to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger.
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.
MDA is supporting180 researchprojects 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
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
SMA Added to National List of Disorders to Screen for at BirthRead More
Sarepta Reports Positive Preliminary Findings in DMD Gene Therapy TrialRead More
From Graduation Onward: MDA National Ambassador Justin Moy Looks AheadRead More
From Caregiver to Clinic Coordinator: Karen Toennis’ Journey Alongside ALSRead More
MDA funds creation of Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy clinical research network to speed therapy development
$700,000 investment will support seven medical centers that specialize in LGMD research and clinical careRead More
MDA and Answer ALS Form New Partnership to Support the Largest and Most Comprehensive ALS Dataset to Date
MDA will fund the development of computational tools that can integrate and analyze the complex disease networksRead More
MDA Funds Development of a Critical Biomarker for Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
$1 million investment aims to accelerate drug development and speed clinical trials to test candidate therapies for CMTRead More
MDA Funds Expansion of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy Clinical Research Network
$1.2 million investment will support seven medical centers that specialize in FSHD research and clinical careRead More
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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.