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16 Mar, 2017, 12:04 ET CITGO Marketers and Retailers Ask Consumers to Help Fight Muscular Dystrophy with MDA Shamrocks

CITGO Marketers and Retailers nationwide are transforming their stores with thousands of MDA Shamrocks to raise awareness and funds for the...


09 Mar, 2017, 14:27 ET MDA Awards More than $7 Million in New Research Grants

The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced the award of 29 new research and development grants totaling more than $7 million and targeted...


01 Mar, 2017, 10:00 ET Nationwide Thousands of Businesses Unite to Help Save Lives through MDA Shamrocks

Tens of thousands of retailers nationwide have rallied together to raise funds to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) save and improve...


13 Feb, 2017, 17:37 ET MDA Names Kristine Welker Interim CEO

MDA today announced that Kristine Welker, a member of the Board of Directors, has been appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer,...


09 Feb, 2017, 17:55 ET MDA Celebrates News of FDA Approval of Emflaza for Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

The Muscular Dystrophy Association today welcomed news of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to grant approval for deflazacort (brand...


23 Dec, 2016, 19:29 ET MDA Celebrates FDA Approval of Spinraza for Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

The Muscular Dystrophy Association today celebrated news of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to grant approval for nusinersen...


19 Sep, 2016, 12:19 ET MDA Celebrates FDA Accelerated Approval of Eteplirsen for Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

The Muscular Dystrophy Association today celebrated news of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to grant accelerated approval for...


02 Sep, 2016, 10:30 ET Labor Day Weekend Fill the Boot Drives Seek to Raise $5.6 Million to Support MDA Families

 Members of more than 700 local fire departments across the country, led by the International Association of Fire Fighters, are set to kick off...


01 Sep, 2016, 10:00 ET MDA Awards $6.7 Million in New Research Grants

 The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced the award of 25 new research, development and research infrastructure grants totaling...


28 Jul, 2016, 14:26 ET America's Fire Fighters Fill the Boot to Support Kids and Adults with Muscular Dystrophy, ALS and Related Diseases

The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are heating up efforts this summer to find urgently...


20 Jun, 2016, 11:02 ET MDA Asks Americans to Defy the Impossible and 'Live Unlimited'

 The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced the launch of a multifaceted digital awareness and fundraising campaign to kick off its new...


26 Apr, 2016, 09:15 ET Lowe's Raises Over $7.5 Million to Help Fight Muscular Dystrophy

 Lowe's stores nationwide united to raise over $7.5 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's (MDA) iconic Shamrocks program which helps...


25 Apr, 2016, 18:29 ET MDA Chief Medical and Scientific Officer Testifies at Landmark FDA Hearing for Duchenne Drug

 Speaking today before an FDA advisory committee, MDA's chief medical and scientific officer expressed optimism that the drug eteplirsen could...


01 Mar, 2016, 10:47 ET MDA Shamrocks Help Fight Muscular Dystrophy

 Tens of thousands of retailers nationwide have rallied together to raise funds to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) save and...


16 Feb, 2016, 14:56 ET Lowe's Supports MDA Shamrocks Program and Summer Camps to Help Families and Children with Muscular Dystrophy

 Lowe's stores nationwide unite to participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's iconic Shamrocks program now through March 31. This year...


11 Feb, 2016, 11:00 ET MDA Awards $11 Million in New Research Grants

After a historic unveiling of a revitalized rebranding in January, MDA today announced the award of 41 new research, development and research...


29 Jan, 2016, 09:00 ET MDA Heralds Bold Plan to Find Muscular Dystrophy Treatments and Cures, Unveils Revitalized Brand

The Muscular Dystrophy Association, the iconic charity that revolutionized philanthropic giving in America with telethons, celebrities and cause...


27 Jan, 2016, 13:29 ET MDA to Unveil Revitalized Brand this Friday

Jerry Lewis — the longtime host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Labor Day telethon — will step out of his retired role...


01 Dec, 2015, 12:14 ET Jiffy Lube® Raises More Than $1 Million to Support Kids and Adults with Neuromuscular Disease

 The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) today announced that Jiffy Lube has raised more than $1 million during the fourth annual MUSCLE UP!SM...


02 Sep, 2015, 11:10 ET MDA and FARA Partner to Advance Treatments and Care for Friedreich's Ataxia

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) today announced a partnership that will pave the...


17 Feb, 2015, 16:11 ET Thousands of Local Businesses to Participate in MDA Shamrock Tradition to Help Families Fighting Muscle Disease Nationwide

 Nearly 31,000 retailers nationwide will rally together to raise funds to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of...


27 Jan, 2015, 11:45 ET MDA Names Kristin Stephenson to VP of Policy and Advocacy to Build on Recent Landmark Victories

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has named Kristin Stephenson, an accomplished lawyer, seasoned public health advocate and active member of the...


25 Sep, 2014, 17:41 ET MDA Names Dr. Grace Pavlath to Head Scientific Program as Research Department Intensifies Focus on Ushering Treatments Through Drug Pipeline

Dr. Grace Pavlath, an accomplished muscle disease researcher and tenured professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Emory University School...


19 Sep, 2014, 04:41 ET Muscular Dystrophy Community, MDA Help MD-CARE Act Pass Senate, Bill Awaits President's Signature

 The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the entire muscular dystrophy community are celebrating a tremendous victory today after the MD-CARE...


31 Aug, 2014, 19:10 ET Bret Michaels Rocks "Sweet Home Alabama" on MDA Show of Strength Telethon

Viewers tuning into the 49th MDA Show of Strength Telethon are in for "Nothin' But a Good Time" when legendary rock star and reality TV star Bret...