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posted on April 1, 2014 - 9:47am
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...

News and updates from the MDA community

posted on January 9, 2014 - 9:07am
Quest Winter 2014
Featured in this issue: Muscle Walk in full swing across the country; anti-bullying advocate with Friedreich's ataxia publishes new book; MDA Clinical Conference to be held in March; MDA Team Momentum hits the ground running; Shamrocks program raises millions for the cause; MDA Art Collection achieves milestone; accessible playground database now available; Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating...

'Shambassadors' inspire Shamrock programs to be the best they can be

posted on January 1, 2012 - 2:45pm
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 1
In the weeks surrounding St. Patrick’s Day, all across the country, participating retailers sell green and gold clover-shaped MDA Shamrocks mobiles for $1 and $5. The immensely popular Shamrocks fundraising program — which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year — has grown in income every single year, even during economic downturns, says Brian Hunter, MDA vice president of business development...

Lock-Ups generate good fun while raising awareness, funds for research and services

posted on October 1, 2011 - 3:30pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 4
Shocking as it seems, some of the most upstanding business people in your community recently may have spent time in jail. And they may be headed back there too. They’re not in a real jail, of course, but in a fun jail from which they can’t escape until their “bail” (donations to MDA) is raised. Throughout the year, MDA Lock-Up events are held around the country, making them the Association’s...

Deadline is Aug. 31, 2011, to nominate 'Community Champions' who have been MDA volunteers or have supported someone with a muscle disease

posted on June 29, 2011 - 4:25pm
Do you know an exceptional kid between the age of 6 and 17 who has volunteered for MDA or supported someone with a neuromuscular disease? Here’s your chance to nominate him or her for some well-deserved recognition. WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and MDA are looking for two Community Champions this summer: young people who have demonstrated “exceptional commitment” to supporting MDA or who...
posted on January 1, 2011 - 1:21pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 1
MDA has just ended one of the most difficult economic years in the history of our organization. But thanks to our many devoted sponsors, supporters, families and researchers, we’re weathering the storm and looking forward to better times ahead.

A corporate culture with community service 'DNA'

posted on October 1, 2010 - 1:02pm
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 4
A quarter-century ago, one of the most successful programs in corporate philanthropy — MDA’s Aisles of Smiles — got its start.
posted on October 1, 2009 - 11:20am
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
Letters to Quest: A former MDA summer camper shares her memories ** Readers respond to articles about exercise, public transit, travel problems, caring touch ** Selfless fire fighters help a Virginia man ** A reader asks about overusing hand muscles while playing video games, and MDA Medical Director Valerie Cwik responds.