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Muscular Dystrophy Association Announces Refresh of Iconic Telethon Hosted by Actor & Comedian Kevin Hart

The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon Will Air October 24, 2020 at 8pm ET Benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Help From The Hart Charity... Read More

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Backgrounder on the MDA Telethon History

MDA's legacy of progress has always started with families at the heart of all we do. For more than 70 years, we have been committed to saving and improving the lives of kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases... Read More

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Telethon Through the Years Video

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About the Muscular Dystrophy Association

For 70 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been committed to transforming the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. We do this through innovations in science and innovations in care. As the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government, MDA has committed more than $1 billion since our inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Research we have supported is directly linked to life-changing therapies across multiple neuromuscular diseases. MDA's MOVR is the first and only data hub that aggregates clinical, genetic, and patient-reported data for multiple neuromuscular diseases to improve health outcomes and accelerate drug development. MDA supports the largest network of multidisciplinary clinics providing best in class care at more than 150 of the nation's top medical institutions. Our Resource Center serves the community with one-on-one specialized support, and we offer educational conferences, events, and materials for families and healthcare providers. Each year thousands of children and young adults learn vital life skills and gain independence at summer camp and through recreational programs, at no cost to families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MDA continues to produce virtual events and programming to support our community when in-person events and activities are not possible. MDA’s COVID-19 guidelines and virtual events are posted at For more information, visit

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We believe that youth impacted by life-threatening diseases deserve and need our support. We believe that with our help, charitable organizations will make an even greater impact in the communities that they serve. We believe that by assisting individuals living in underserved communities with access to educational opportunities, our society benefits in a more positive and meaningful way.