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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.


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.


Average Review 5 reviews

Would you recommend Muscular Dystrophy Association?

by Alexa O. (2018-02-09 19:56:38.0)
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. (2017-07-22 07:46:50.0)
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 (2017-02-09 21:02:03.0)
Very pleasant experience, wouldn't mind volunteering again.
by Crystal M. (2015-09-11 07:57:57.0)
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 (2015-05-07 16:56:27.0)
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.