Accelerating progress in 2015 — and beyond
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
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
News and updates from the MDA community
A Lasting Legacy: A family honors lost loved ones with a planned gift to MDA
From MDA camp to promising drug trials, summer brings reasons to be hopeful
Can you hear it? It’s the sound of children’s laughter at nearly 80 MDA summer camps across the country. At MDA camp, thousands of kids with muscle disease discover a world where barriers don’t exist, and they meet many other kids sharing the same needs and experiences. It’s a place where kids can just be kids, as they build lifelong friendships and gain increased self-confidence.
Through their partnership with MDA, our nation’s heroic fire fighters save lives even off the clock
The year was 1954. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the White House home, a gallon of gas averaged 22 cents, and the TV show “Father Knows Best” kept Americans captivated with Hollywood’s version of the perfect family. But, as explained in a 1954 article published in The Press-Gazette (Hillsboro, Ohio), no one knew best when it came to treating the estimated 200,000 Americans diagnosed with a “strange...
Fighting the good fight: Celebrating IAFF and all who help us battle muscle disease
As I meet and work with more and more people in the MDA community — families, staff, volunteers, donors and national partners — I’m amazed at the tenacity that drives our lifesaving mission. We are an army mobilized in the fight against muscle disease.