About MDA

MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for individuals from day one and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.

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For Families, By Families

Families are at the heart of MDA's mission. A caring and concerned group of families started MDA in 1950, and we continue to relentlessly puruse our promise to free families from the life-threatening effects of muscular dystrophy and muscle-debilitating diseases today. Read more about MDA's journey and the progress we've helped make possible.

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Be In the Know

MDA uses every dollar we raise wisely to ensure it has the greatest impact in the fight to end muscular dystrophy. We strive to provide you with transparency and clarity around how contributions make a difference and how MDA is supporting your community. Learn more below.

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 800-572-1717. 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.