Your Contributions at Work — Making a Difference Together

Together, we make a profound difference in the lives of an estimated 1 million Americans who fight life-threatening muscle disease. Because of you, this is a very hopeful time in the race to find new treatments and cures.

Your Contributions at Work — Making a Difference Together

Assist Families with Life-Changing Support

  • MDA clinics 200 locations, including at many of America’s top hospitals, meet challenging health care needs of families through expert, team-based care.
  • Summer camps enable thousands of children with muscle disease to enjoy a week of barrier-free fun as they build confidence and independence.
  • Durable medical equipment assistance provides powerful, practical support for daily living from the loan of a shower chair to the repair of a power wheelchair.
  • Support groups and educational resources give families real-world tools for managing complicated diseases.
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Your Contributions at Work — Making a Difference Together

Fund Research To Find Treatments and Cures

2013 MDA State of Research and Therapies
  • Basic research grants lead to the discovery of new treatments and potential cures.
  • Grants for clinical trials and translational research move promising discoveries along the drug development pipeline toward becoming approved therapies.
  • Clinical research networks and disease registries advance the understanding of muscle disease and lead to improved health outcomes.
  • Conferences and symposia catalyze research progress by bringing together top scientific minds to collaborate and share insights.
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Your Contributions at Work — Making a Difference Together

Rally Communities To Fight Back

  • Advocacy amplifies the voices of people with neuromuscular disease, ensuring that legislators and policymakers are aware of issues of importance to our community.
  • Community events create greater awareness of muscle disease, and provide local families and volunteers with an effective way to fight back against muscle disease.
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  • We’ll assist 100,000 people this year with individualized care and support, one person at a time.
  • We’re funding 250 different research projects totaling $33 million with the hope of someday saving lives.
  • Because of your past support, more new disease-fighting drugs are expected in next five years than in the previous 50 combined. Breakthroughs are on the horizon.
  • We’re advocating for policies to help more young adults overcoming muscle disease make the transition to independent living.
MDA invests donor dollars wisely. Today, 77 cents of every dollar goes directly to funding our mission.