Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities


161 N ClarkSuite 3550Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Since 1950, we've spearheaded efforts to transform the lives of people with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. We fund groundbreaking research for promising treatments and provide families with the highest quality care from the best doctors in the country.


The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and, by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit to learn more.


Would you recommend Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)?
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by Magaly F. from Houston, TX (April 6, 2023)
The process prior to the volunteer day was very organized and it made me feel like it would be a great event. I was even asked to select between some tasks for the day of the event, and I was available for all of them. However the day of the event, we were not given any instructions or an actual task that made us feel we were really offering our help. When I arrived and asked where to go, they said I could just wait on the side there were no clear indications of what had to be done. Everyone was very kind but it was not organized at all. The majority of the time there were a big number of people doing the exact same thing, so in short, it felt like our help was not really needed.
by Tammy S. (March 26, 2023)
The MDA is a well-oiled machine with an amazing purpose. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting employees, other volunteers, and supporters of the organization. The Night of Hope Gala was purpose-driven and extremely organized. I had a great time working with other like-minded people to support such an important cause. I would highly recommend volunteering there.
by Hang T. from AZ (February 22, 2022)
They are organized, very helpful and also friendly. I highly suggest them for anyone who would like to volunteer for a great cause.

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