MDA president

Accelerating progress in 2015 — and beyond

posted on January 5, 2015 - 9:01am
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...

An update from MDA's CEO

posted on October 3, 2013 - 8:58am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 4
Steven M. Derks As I travel and have the privilege of visiting families, our researchers and clinic leaders, children and volunteers at summer camps and our sponsors, I often hear fond memories of watching MDA’s Labor Day weekend telethon.

An update from MDA's CEO

posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:00am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 3
In my first six months in my new role, I’ve traveled the country meeting with MDA families, supporters, researchers, staff and others who care passionately about our mission. As a result, I’ve come to view the word HOPE in a new way. HOPE is not only the powerful intention to discover lifesaving treatments and cures. HOPE is a commodity that can be measured — in progress.