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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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  • Innovations in Care

    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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Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with MDA. Whether you’re looking to create a fundraiser, host a game night, volunteer at a camp, run a marathon, or advocate for the cause, the ways to get involved are endless.

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Recent News

International Myotonic Dystrophy Awareness Day Declared for September 15, 2021
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Fourth approved exon-skipping therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy Association and MedShr Announce Launch of Professional Neuromuscular Disease Case Discussion Platform
Muscular Dystrophy Association to Roll Out the 39th Annual MDA Shamrocks Campaign with Retailers Nationwide
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