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Joe Akmakjian Continues as MDA National Ambassador in 2017

“2016 was such a powerful year with so many wonderful memories. I met a lot of amazing individuals and families from all over who are so excited about the direction we are headed — just like me. I also met so many staff who have a great passion for this cause. From top to bottom, this organization never ceases to amaze me.” — Joe Akmakjian

MDA is pleased to announce our current National Ambassador, Joe Akmakjian, will continue to serve in this public role in 2017. As MDA’s most visible spokesman, Akmakjian has helped forge better connections between families, engage with current and new partners, deepen MDA’s reach among millennials, and help champion improved services for individuals living with neuromuscular diseases who are transitioning from childhood to adulthood. 

In addition, he has enthusiastically supported our revitalized MDA brand, our Live Unlimited campaign and bold mission plan, and he will be fully engaged in our renewed efforts to discuss our progress with partners and supporters across the country. In 2017, Joe will expand his online influence, help deepen our connection with state ambassadors, and advocate for the MDA community in new, impactful ways. 

Be sure to check out Joe’s 2016 year-in-review blog post on Strongly.  

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