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Muscular Dystrophy Association

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MDA is gearing up for our Fourth Annual Muscle Team Gala and we need your help! We are looking for office volunteers and day of event volunteers to help make the event possible. We need help making calls to confirm auction items, preparing materials for the night of event, organizing and packing the week of the event, and more! This is your change to contribute to a great cause and learn more about non profit event planning and development!

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About Muscular Dystrophy Association

Location:

11800 Sunrise Valley Drive, #1210, Reston, VA 20191, US

Mission Statement

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. MDA also provides comprehensive healthcare and support services, advocacy, education and summer camp

Description

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and support services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. With national headquarters in Tucson, MDA has more than 200 offices across the country, sponsors some 200 hospital-affiliated clinics and supports more than 330 research projects around the world.

MDA supports more research on neuromuscular diseases than any other private-sector organization in the world. MDA scientists are in the forefront of gene therapy research and have uncovered the genetic defects responsible for several forms of muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease), childhood spinal muscular atrophy and several other neuromuscular conditions.

The Association's comprehensive services program includes diagnostic and follow-up medical consultations, flu shots, support groups, MDA summer camps for youngsters, a medical equipment program, assistance with equipment repairs and resource referral.

Through its national advocacy program, MDA works to make life better for people with muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases by providing representation in matters of public policy and research advancement, nationally and internationally; and facilitating active involvement in these areas by the people it serves.

MDA was created in 1950 by a group of adults with muscular dystrophy, parents of children with muscular dystrophy and a physician-scientist studying the disorder. Since its earliest days, it has been energized by its number-one volunteer and national chairman, entertainer Jerry Lewis

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

11800 Sunrise Valley DriveSuite 1210Reston, VA 20191

(38.94947,-77.3551)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Management
  • Event Planning / Management

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Flexible

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