MDA Programs

MDA Muscle Walk connects MDA families and raises critical funds for lifesaving treatments and cures. So are you ready to join us?

posted on January 5, 2015 - 9:25am
When Lizzie Chamberlain of Jacksonville, Ill., was 2 years old, her physical development relative to other children began to plateau — and then decline. Lizzie received a diagnosis of type 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). 

MDA's Team Momentum made huge strides in its first year and is poised for more success in 2015

posted on January 5, 2015 - 9:17am
Quest Winter 2015
Through MDA’s Team Momentum program, participants in endurance races (marathons and half marathons) around the county help raise money to fight muscle disease. These participants receive world-class training, team camaraderie and support for their races, as well as tips and resources for fundraising.  In its inaugural year, 2014, Team Momentum and its dedicated participants enjoyed great...

News and updates from the MDA community

posted on January 5, 2015 - 9:05am
Quest Winter 2015
Shining STAR: The MD STARnet project expands to learn more about neuromuscular disease

Accelerating progress in 2015 — and beyond

posted on January 5, 2015 - 9:01am
Quest Winter 2015
MDA’s resolve and action steps to accelerate progress on behalf of our families fighting muscle disease has never been greater. People fighting these difficult diseases are depending on MDA to fulfill our mission to save and improve their lives.  To most effectively help our families, MDA must be very intentional about building on the scientific and medical progress we have led for the past...

News, events and updates from the MDA community

posted on October 30, 2014 - 9:05am
Quest Fall 2014
Hustle for Muscle: A family affected by MD forms endurance running team to raise money for MDA

Challenge Accepted: Finding inspiration and hope in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

posted on October 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Quest Fall 2014

Facing a neuromuscular disease diagnosis can be devastating, overwhelming and confusing, but empowering yourself to take charge of your care or your child's care is more important than ever

posted on July 7, 2014 - 9:21am
Quest Summer 2014
Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with a neuromuscular disease for years, there is arguably one guiding principle that is most important when it comes to making decisions about your care and quality of life: You are in charge. And with good reason. 

News and updates from the MDA community

posted on July 7, 2014 - 9:11am
Quest Summer 2014
A Lasting Legacy: A family honors lost loved ones with a planned gift to MDA