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Mission Statement

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency working to defeat muscular dystrophy and related diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education.

Description

MDA sends almost 4,000 kids with muscular dystrophy and related diseases to MDA summer camps each year, at cost to MDA of $800 per camper. There's no charge to families.

Tens of thousands of people affected by muscular dystrophy and diseases visit MDA's 225 hospital-affiliated clinics and 38 MDA/ALS centers every year.

MDA awards research grants to some 400 teams of scientists and physicians worldwide.

The Association also:

  • helps buy and repair wheelchairs, leg braces and augmentative communication devices;
  • facilitates meetings of some 240 MDA support groups;
  • provides thousands of free flu vaccines to those affected by neuromuscular diseases;
  • conducts an ongoing public education program through its Web sites, publications, videos, seminars and media placements;
  • and sponsors professional education programs for MDA clinic directors and those they serve.

Reviews

Average Review 5 reviews

Would you recommend Muscular Dystrophy Association?

by Alexa O. (February 9, 2018)
Volunteered with them a couple of years ago. The staff was very friendly, all the members that participated in the fundraising were happy and everyone had a great time while giving to a great cause.
by NEREIDA M. (July 22, 2017)
The best thing in life is give to people that need rour services.and help people that can't help themself
by Angie B. from Aventura, FL (February 9, 2017)
Very pleasant experience, wouldn't mind volunteering again.
by Crystal M. (September 11, 2015)
It was an amazing experience! Everyone had lots of energy as they all bowled for a cause. We got to meet the family of one of the patients. They were some of the sweetest people.
by Sara H. from gainesville, FL (May 7, 2015)
I had an amazing day and a great experience volunteering for MDA. People were very friendly and the staff well organized. I want to thank Tina, Karina, Samantha and everybody who contributed to this event. I definitely recommend it and will most likely be volunteering for MDA again.