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Fighting every day to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harmful effects of muscle-debilitating diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger

Press Releases

  • MDA Kicks-Off Annual Muscle Walk Season in Local Communities Nationwide to Fight Back Against Muscle Disease

    – Small Steps Fund Powerful Progress –

    #MuscleWalk

    CHICAGO, Feb.  27, 2015 — Thousands of people in local communities nationwide will take a small step to fund powerful progress for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the 2015 MDA Muscle Walk season by raising critical funds and awareness that will help save and improve the lives of children and adults fighting muscle disease.

  • ReveraGen BioPharma Announces Start of Phase 1 Clinical Trial of VBP15 Dissociative Steroid Drug

    Product holds potential for replacing glucocorticoids in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other chronic inflammatory states

    SILVER SPRING, M.D./ CHICAGO – February 18, 2015 – ReveraGen BioPharma today announced the start of a Phase 1, first-in-human, clinical trial of a novel dissociative steroidal drug, VBP15, under development for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  Recruitment in the trial is underway, with the initial doses in the first volunteers having been received. 

  • Buy a MDA Shamrock, Help Conquer Muscle Disease

    Thousands of Local Businesses to Participate in MDA Shamrock Tradition to Help Families Fighting Muscle Disease Nationwide

    CHICAGO, Feb.  17, 2015 — Nearly 31,000 retailers nationwide will rally together to raise funds to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease by participating in the 33rd annual MDA Shamrock program — the largest St. Patrick’s Day philanthropic event of its kind.

  • Lowe’s Supports Annual MDA Shamrock Program to Help Build Stronger Futures for Families Fighting Muscle Disease

    #MDAshamrocks

    CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2015 — Lowe’s stores nationwide are once again joining forces with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease by participating in MDA’s Shamrock program — the largest St. Patrick’s Day philanthropic event of its kind.

  • Sailormen Inc. Kicks off Annual “Appetite for a Cure” Campaign to Help MDA Fuel the Fight for Muscle Health

    #Appetite4aCure

    MIAMI, Jan. 28, 2015 — Sailormen Inc., the largest domestic franchisee of  Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced the kickoff of the 13th annual “Appetite for a Cure” campaign that will raise critical funds and awareness to help MDA save and improve the lives of children and adults fighting muscle disease.

  • MDA Names Kristin Stephenson to VP of Policy and Advocacy to Build on Recent Landmark Victories

    MDA Hires Member of its Community to Head Policy Work After MD CARE, Achieving a Better Life Experience and Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act Victories in 2014