Frequently Asked Questions

How can I send a letter to the editor?

For letters to the editor of Quest, please send your letter to:

MDA Mailbag
Muscular Dystrophy Association
3300 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718-3299

For letters to the editor of MDA/ALS Newsmagazine, please send your letter to:

MDA/ALS Newsmagazine
3300 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718-3299

Letters must be signed and contain a daytime phone number, city and state, and be no more than 250 words long. Letters may be edited for space.

If you prefer, you can e-mail your letter to the editor of either publication to Please be sure to indicate which publication you’re addressing, and include your full name, city and a telephone number.

How to Subscribe to QUEST

Join the more than 130,000 subscribers who enjoy reading about topics important to people with disabilities.


Quest is a great source of information. Published quarterly, it contains stories about vital concerns of people with neuromuscular diseases, their friends, families and caregivers.


  • Find tips for better independent living at home, on the job, at school.
  • Explore hobbies such as wheelchair sports, gardening, painting.
  • Read about resources available to people with disabilities.
  • Learn about medical treatments and procedures.
  • Discover the latest research findings, including clinical trials.
  • See the new products on the market.

Quest is free to U.S. residents with any of the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases in MDA's program who are registered with the Association.

If you have a diagnosis of any of the neuromuscular diseases in MDA's program, please make sure your MDA local office knows your current mailing address and ask them to "update the national mailing list." You'll receive Quest every other month.


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If you have any problems with your subscription, contact your local MDA office.

How can I request permission to link to an MDA publication, reprint MDA material or obtain a photograph?

All MDA published material is copyrighted and may not be reproduced, published, transmitted or submitted in whole or in part without the prior written consent of MDA.

To request permission to reproduce something from an MDA publication, please send a letter that includes your daytime phone number, e-mail address, if available, and a brief explanation of the intended use of the requested material to:

Publications Department
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Attn: Permissions
3300 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718-3299

If you prefer, you can e-mail your letter to

How can I find a story in a past issue of Quest or the MDA/ALS Newsmagazine?

To browse through past issues of Quest, use the navigation button called "Quest Back Issues" found on the left side of the Quest Magazine Online home page.

To search for articles in Quest on a particular topic, click the left-side navigation button called "Stories by Topic," then make selections in each of the drop-down menus presented.

To browse back issues of the MDA/ALS Newsmagazine menu, go to that section on our main Publications page.

You can search for articles on a particular ALS topic by going to the ALS Newsmagazine by topic pages now.