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Muscular Dystrophy Association Announces 2023 Muscle Walks in Local Communities Nationwide to Empower Families Living with Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, and Related Neuromuscular Disease

NEW YORK, NY -- March 30, 2023 -- Thousands of people across the country will participate in support of the mission of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at MDA Muscle Walk events beginning throughout the year (schedule below). Participants register their team to raise funds to accelerate research, advance care, and advocate to empower children and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. Registration is open for MDA Muscle Walks in the following cities:

People standing and posing for a picture in a grassy area under an MDA Muscle Walk Start banner and arch. There is a firetruck in the background.
Communities across the country unite for 2023 MDA Muscle Walks to empower families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases.

To volunteer to support MDA Muscle Walks, register here.

MDA Muscle Walks will include engagement activations including:

  • MDA Let's Play tent, where participants can sign up to join the MDA Let's Play Discord server, design a race bib with the participants Discord username, and learn about future game and movie nights.
  • MDA Support and Programs tent, where participants can learn about the MDA Resource Center, MDA Connect and services while engaging in a trivia game.
  • MDA Community Education tent, where participants can learn more and sign up for programming through five channels that support our community and families.

"We're thrilled to bring the MDA community together through MDA Muscle Walks in cities across the country, and to provide an option for families to engage on their own timeline through the virtual option of ‘Muscle Walk Your Way’. Our mission is to support and connect our families so they are empowered to live longer more independent lives," said Jeremy Kraut-Ordover, Chief Development Officer, MDA.

Throughout 2023, MDA will promote these events on national social media channels @MDAorg using #MuscleWalk #WhyIwalk. Watch the MDA Muscle Walk video here.

About Muscular Dystrophy Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the #1 voluntary health organization in the United States for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. For over 70 years, MDA has led the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for the support of our families. MDA's mission is to empower the people we serve to live longer, more independent lives. To learn more visit and follow MDA on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, and YouTube.