Fundraise Your Way for MDA

Your ideas are the best ideas. From hosting a bake sale to running a 5k, you can fundraise your way to help kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy. We’ll give you the tools to make the fundraiser a success and cheer you on every step of the way!

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You can support MDA’s mission to empower the people we serve to live longer, more independent lives – all you need is an idea and these guidelines.

  • Create Your Own Fundraiser

    Raise money for MDA your way. Hike the Appalachian trail, pledge to dye your hair blue when you reach your goal, hold a virtual lemonade stand - get creative!

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  • Create a Group Fundraising Event

    Invite your friends to fundraise with you by organizing a group event. Host a bowling party, or scavenger hunt, organize a lip sync battle, or a trivia night. Take an activity you’re passionate about and turn it into a meaningful fundraiser.

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  • Special Occasions

    Turn a special day into one that gives back. Ask for donations instead of gifts this year for your birthday, wedding, graduation or special celebration.

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  • Athletic Events

    Whether you pledge to be more active, host your own dodgeball tournament or 5k, or take on the challenge of a half or full marathon with MDA Team Momentum, you can turn your exercise into donations.

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  • Tributes & Memorials

    Honor a loved one and collect donations in their name for MDA — changing the future for people with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases.

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  • Let’s Play

    Play games on your own or gather a group of friends and game together. Ask friends and family for donations, and you’ll be gaming to change lives!

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Our Impact

MDA is supporting 150 research projects worldwide. Kids and adults make nearly 50,000 visits to MDA Care Centers each year.
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A Few Favorite Fundraisers

  • Logan's Hope 5K

    Now in its 6th year, family & friends of Logan race to raise funds for DMD research.

  • Jared Climbs Mt Kilimanjaro

    Climbing Kilimanjaro has always been on Jared's bucket list. For his trek, Jared will be raising money for MDA — one dollar for every foot of the mountain.

  • Jordan’s 16th Birthday

    Jordan celebrated her sweet 16 by asking for donations to MDA instead of presents — all in honor of her uncle who was diagnosed with ALS and received support from MDA during his journey.

Can’t decide on an idea? Let’s chat!

Read our guidelines and then mail us at and we’ll happily answer any questions you have about starting your own fundraiser for MDA. And if needed, we can toss a coin together to decide which great idea wins.