Volunteering

posted on April 1, 2013 - 9:07am
Camp's a-coming! Take a peek. It’s just around the corner … “the best week of the year!” Also known as MDA summer camp, children ages 6 to 17 who are registered with MDA can attend camp at no cost to their families. Nearly 80 accessible camp sessions across the country are supported by MDA, offering a wide variety of activities, which may include fishing, archery, horseback riding, adapted sports...

Iowan with ALS receives governor’s award for volunteer work tearing down flood-damaged houses

posted on June 26, 2009 - 3:42pm
Six or seven days a week, eight or nine hours a day, Steve Thomas is a home wrecker. Far from being a destroyer, Thomas, 62, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is part of an important restoration process that he calls “gutting and mucking.” Thomas is one of hundreds of volunteers helping to tear down thousands of Cedar Rapids homes ravaged by raging floodwaters last year, displacing more than 20,000 people...

Nick Waneka, who has Becker MD, helps fire fighters find their way around a blaze

posted on June 2, 2009 - 9:00pm
Nick Waneka recalls hanging around the fire house in his home town of Lafayette, Colo., from about the time he graduated from diapers. His dad was a volunteer fire fighter; his mom was in the department’s women’s auxiliary. Now 29, he’s still hanging out at the fire house three days a week, eight hours a day, and he’d spend more time there if he could.
posted on January 1, 2009 - 3:43pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 1
Ms. Wheelchair Michigan spreads message of self-advocacy and inclusion
posted on November 1, 2008 - 10:01am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6
Featured in this article: Honors for Luke ** Augie Nieto receives national recognition ** Pussycat Dolls promote ALS battle ** Virtual duffers enjoy Jerry Lewis Online Open ** Empire State Building lights up for MDA ** 'Love Network' station helps recover wheelchair
posted on May 1, 2008 - 9:47am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
Wish granted
posted on May 1, 2008 - 9:39am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
MDA has an Ace in celebrity supporter Singer, Grammy-nominated songwriter and actor Ace Young has a notable repertoire of philanthropy for his 27 years. Now he’s added MDA to the list of charitable endeavors he wants to help.
posted on March 1, 2008 - 3:42pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
While the Department of Defense medical standards likely will disqualify people with muscular dystrophy from enlisting in the service for physical safety reasons, the image of Uncle Sam pointing and saying, “WE WANT YOU,” can still apply to people with neuromuscular diseases. For those who wish to play a part in supporting the military, opportunities exist for civilian employees and volunteers to...