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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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For the latest happenings in the MDA community and to read inspiring stories, browse the MDA blog.

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Recent News

  • The Muscular Dystrophy Association Celebrates 23 Years of Annual New York Muscle Team Gala

    New York Giants and New York Jets Players Join Notable New York Real Estate Leaders for High-Profile Sports Dinner and Fundraising

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  • Casey's General Stores In-Store Campaign for Muscular Dystrophy Association Raised Record Breaking $2.4 Million to Find Cures for People Living with Neuromuscular Diseases

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  • Jiffy Lube® Teams Up with MDA for Annual MUSCLE UP! Campaign to Transform the Lives of Kids and Adults with Neuromuscular Diseases

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  • Invitae Launches Detect Programs to Make it Easier for Patients to Get Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer, Muscular Dystrophy and Heart Conditions

    Designed to overcome barriers to testing and connect patients to earlier diagnosis and treatments

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