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Strength in Numbers: Focused on Families

Measuring our progress

Families are at the heart of MDA’s mission to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger. Here is a snapshot of how MDA supported our families in hometowns across America during 2015.


200 Number of current research projects funded by MDA 

103 Number of research grants awarded in 2015, with a total commitment of more than $27.3 million

$300,000 Typical amount for an MDA research grant

$75,000 Amount MDA invests in research every business day


150+ Number of MDA Care Centers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico 

43 Number of MDA ALS Care Centers

Nearly 50,000 visits to MDA Care Centers in 2015

100,000+Individuals assisted by MDA annually


3,800+ Kids who had the best week of the year at MDA Summer Camp in 2015

140+ MDA support groups provided in hometowns across America

9,500+ Number of local MDA events

350,000 Number of volunteers for MDA events annually

Every month, about 300,000 unique visitors come to to find the information and resources they need — that’s about 3.6 million people a year.

Let’s go!

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MDA Resource Center: We’re Here For You

Our trained specialists are here to provide one-on-one support for every part of your journey. Send a message below or call us at 1-833-ASK-MDA1 (1-833-275-6321). If you live outside the U.S., we may be able to connect you to muscular dystrophy groups in your area, but MDA programs are only available in the U.S.

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