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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 help transform lives of people living with neuromuscular diseases – 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

Can’t decide on an idea? Let’s chat!

Read our guidelines and then mail us at yourway@mdausa.org 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.