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  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Mission Statement

The Muscular Dystrophy Association's mission is to foster and promote the alleviation of the conditions of persons with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular disorders through support of basic and applied research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for these diseases. MDA believes the medical management and day-to-day well-being of those it serves are also vitally important and, accordingly, provides a broad range of patient and community services in tandem with its support of potentially lifesaving research.

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The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary national health agency -- a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans. Your local MDA office, one of more than 200 nationwide, is available to serve anyone with one of the diseases in the Association's program. Energized by its national chairman, Jerry Lewis, who has been the Association's number-one volunteer for more than 50 years, MDA today is one of the world's leading voluntary health agencies fostering research and medical care. Programs available through your local MDA office are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors. The Association receives no government grants.

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