What is the Muscular Dystrophy Association?

If you read our first blog post about who we are and what we’re up to at Fishing for MD then you heard a lot about the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We are incredibly proud to have formed a Strategic Alliance with this incredible organization and we are excited to support their work. So what makes the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) so great? And why did Fishing for MD choose to align themselves with MDA? We give you the answers to these questions and more in this week’s blog. Learn more, below.

Learn why we formed a strategic alliance with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

What is the Muscular Dystrophy Association?

What is the Muscular Dystrophy Association?

MDA is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to uncovering cures and treatments for neuromuscular diseases, including the six most common forms of Muscular Dystrophy (MD) as well as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Founded in the 1950s, MDA was created by a group of parents whose children were affected by Muscular Dystrophy and over the past six decades, MDA has invested more than $1 billion into research to find treatments and cures for43 different neuromuscular diseases. In addition to funding important research, MDA also provides support and a range of services to children and adults living with neuromuscular diseases. Their annual week-long summer camps bring together thousands of young people between the ages of 6-21 who are living with neuromuscular diseases and offers a wide range of exciting outdoor activities. MDA also hosts a range of fun and engaging special events help raise money to support their work.

Why did Fishing for MD partner with MDA?

Simply put, there are no other organizations that are doing as much to raise awareness of and financial support for muscular dystrophy as MDA. The organization is leading the fight against neuromuscular diseases and along the way is providing hope, support, and services for individuals living with this debilitating disease. At Fishing for MD, we are dedicated to doing whatever we can to fight Muscular Dystrophy so forming a Strategic Alliance with MDA was an obvious decision. We hope you will join us in our support of this incredible organization.


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