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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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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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Press Releases

MDA & IAFF Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire Announce 2021 Hybrid Approach to 34th Annual Trans New Hampshire Bike Ride
The event will honor world ranked disabled Golfer Keegan Kilroy and MDA Advocate Sarah Kilroy on June 27th in Cisco Brewery in Portsmouth,...
Muscular Dystrophy Association Hosts Facebook Live @MDAorg on ALS Care and Research Updates
Featuring MDA Medical Consultant Dr. Matthew B. Harms, Associate Professor Neurology, Columbia University...
The Boot Is Back! International Association of Fire Fighters Launches 2021 Fill the Boot Fundraisers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association
Where safe, IAFF affiliates and their members resume in-person MDA Fill the Boot events nationwide to raise lifesaving funds for scientific...
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