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posted on January 5, 2015 - 9:05am
Shining STAR: The MD STARnet project expands to learn more about neuromuscular disease
posted on January 1, 2011 - 1:31pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 1
Featured in this article: MDA Telethon's new six-hour format * New MDA research VP comes on board * Abbey and Luke back for another year * Clinic Advisory Committee looks at efficiency * Former MDA National Goodwill Ambassador makes her mark in choreography
posted on July 1, 2010 - 3:46pm
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 3
Featured in this article: MDA's "Make a Muscle" campaign * Public webinar series for the MDA community * Booboo Stewart joins the MDA team as Celebrity Ambassador

A golden voice inspires hope

posted on May 1, 2008 - 3:12pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
Anyone who has heard the hauntingly inspirational strains of the song that begins, “There’s got to be a morning after …” has experienced the magic of Maureen McGovern. That theme song from the blockbuster film “The Poseidon Adventure” was an Oscar-winning International Gold Record, and launched McGovern on a recording career of dazzling breadth and depth, 36 years and still going strong.
posted on January 1, 2008 - 3:04pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 1
Abbey Umali and her family have been familiar presences on the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon for the past two years. Now this winsome and charismatic 8-year-old from California steps further into the spotlight as MDA’s 2008 National Goodwill Ambassador. Anyone who watched Abbey during her live interviews on the Telethon isn’t apt to forget her, any more than they’re apt to forget angels of...
posted on September 1, 2006 - 3:00pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 5
The year was 1973. The Senate-Watergate hearings were in full swing, the Rolling Stones released “Goats Head Soup,” and the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon first hit Las Vegas on Labor Day.

Maryland boy to represent MDA

posted on February 1, 2002 - 12:02pm
He's a best-selling author ... he regularly swaps e-mails with Oprah Winfrey ... and President Jimmy Carter calls him "one of my best friends." He's also a huge fan of songwriter "Weird Al" Yankovic, loves to play video games, and has an impressive rock collection. Such is the amazing world of Matthew J.T. Stepanek, the MDA 2002 National...