The Muscular Dystrophy Association provides help and hope to families living with neuromuscular disease.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary national health agency dedicated to the
eradication of 43 neuromuscular diseases that affect more than 1 million Americans. The MDA is a dedicated partnership between health care professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens, which provides help and hope to families facing the challenges of living with neuromuscular diseases. Programs available through the MDA are funded almost entirely by the generosity of individual public contributors; the Association receives no government funding.
Is provided to families through multi-disciplinary specialty clinics, MDA financial assistance
programs for medical equipment and services, MDA summer camp, support groups and support networks, professional and public health education, and advocacy programs.
Is provided to families through MDA funded research aimed at identifying the causes and cures for neuromuscular disease. We at the MDA believe that there are no diseases without cures, only diseases for which cures have not been found.
Your support means help today and hope for tomorrow!
Here are a few examples of what your help enables MDA to do:
$25 provides an annual flu shot
$85 funds 1 minute of research
$100 funds a support group session
$200 covers the cost of a clinical diagnostic exam
$800 sends a child to MDA Summer Camp for a week
$2,000 assists a family in the purchase of a wheelchair, leg braces or assistive communication