Stay informed. See MDA updates on COVID-19

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.

  • Innovations in Science

    We are accelerating the delivery of treatments and cures.

    Explore the Science
  • Innovations in Care

    We provide services that help people affected by neuromuscular disease.

    Experience the Care

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.

About Neuromuscular Diseases

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.

Ways to Get Involved

Press Releases

Muscular Dystrophy Association & Magic Wheelchair Launch Instagram Competition October 25 Raising Awareness and Inclusion for People with Neuromuscular Disabilities in...
Muscular Dystrophy Association Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon
MDA's Team Momentum, sponsored by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, features indefatigable champions running for the mission to fund research,...
The Muscular Dystrophy Association to Host ‘Toast to Life’ National Virtual Gala on November 9 at 8pm ET on YouTube.
Hosted by April Warnecke. Featuring Life-changing Stories of the Pipeline of Promise
See Recent News

Meet Our Partners

These partners are transforming lives through science and care for MDA families.

Two sponsor logos are shown, IAFF, and CITGO.
Meet Them All

Join Us

Sign up to receive email updates on volunteer opportunities and the impact you’re making for families.

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 programs are only available in the U.S.

Request Information
  When you give $19 or more a month, you'll help transform the lives of adults and kids like Ethan living with neuromuscular diseases. Donate now.