Featured in this issue: Jeni Stepanek's "Messenger: The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek and Heartsongs" ** Fiction and nonfiction by authors: Christoph Keller, Patricia N. Rachal, Robert E. Paulson, Michael P. Murphy, Paul MacLean and R.J. Huddy.
Featured in this article: New book on Mattie coming soon ** National Goodwill Ambassador Abbey Umali's Read-a-Thon ** Former National Goodwill Ambassador Ben Cumbo heads back to school ** MDA Task Force adds new member ** MDA equipment loan program sets record in 2008 ** MDA adds profiles on Twitter ** MDA and Walgreens fight the flu.
Featured in this article: Jerry Lewis inducted into New Jersey Hall of Fame ** myMDA is MDA's new online community ** Telethon 2008 DVD available ** New books by celebrities Nancy O'Dell, Tom Bergeron ** News about MDA National Goodwill Ambassadors Luke Christie, Ben Cumbo, Lauren Carter, Mattie Stepanek.
Statue and park honoring Mattie Stepanek are dedicated
A wonderful tribute to a beloved former MDA National Goodwill Ambassador is now reality.
The Mattie Stepanek Park in Rockville, Md., was officially dedicated in October for over 1,000 audience members, and statues of Mattie and his service dog Micah were unveiled.
Featured in this article: Mattie's park ** Jeni Stepanek earns doctorate ** MDA Advocacy team on web ** Fitness clubs in ALS fight ** Ace Young's new CD ** Chats, equipment loan closet, and MDA's Art Collection in demand.
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.
Featured in this article: MDA opens ALS center ** Heartsongs award ** MDA New Orleans office reopens ** Kunkel named to chair MDA advisory committee ** Ben Cumbo featured in book