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  • Muscular Dystrophy Association of the Suncoast Muscular Dystrophy Association of the Suncoast

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Mission Statement

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.

Description

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 more than 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.

All services are funded through private the contributions of MDA's sponsors. Each MDA office holds fundraising programs in their local community throughout the year. National sponsors of MDA include Lowes, Harley Davidson, IAFF, 7-Eleven, and NALC.

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http://www.mda.org

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