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Jul 17, 2014, 14:31 ET
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Fire Fighters and MDA Celebrate "60 Years Strong"

The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are set to kick off another summer season of the fire...

Jul 08, 2014, 10:00 ET
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First Time Ever, MDA Invites Public To Vote For Their Favorite Telethon Moment; Top Four To Be Featured On 49th Annual Broadcast

 For the first time, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast telethon the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, one of America's...

Feb 25, 2014, 13:41 ET
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MDA Chief Executive Implores Congress to Reauthorize MD-CARE Act

At a Congressional hearing today in Washington, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's (MDA) chief executive briefed legislators on the enormous...

Feb 05, 2014, 12:44 ET
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Wisconsin Girl Announced As MDA National Goodwill Ambassador

 The Muscular Dystrophy Association's 2014 National Goodwill Ambassador is 8-year-old Wisconsin sensation Reagan Imhoff of New Berlin. The...

Jan 30, 2014, 12:02 ET
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Augie's Quest To Transition from MDA to the ALS Therapy Development Institute

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Augie Nieto, co-chairman of MDA's ALS division together with his wife Lynne, today announced they are...

Dec 20, 2013, 07:05 ET
To join MDA Team Momentum or to learn more, please visit, MDAteam.org and like the MDA Team Momentum page on Facebook at facebook.com/MDATeamMomentum.  (PRNewsFoto/Muscular Dystrophy Association)

New Nationwide MDA Endurance Program Off and Running

The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced the formation and launch of MDA Team Momentum, a new nationwide endurance program designed to...

Dec 12, 2013, 15:00 ET
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MDA Awards Second 'Bridge-to-Industry' Grant

Program Trains Researchers in Drug Development The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced it has awarded a second grant under the...

Nov 14, 2013, 09:00 ET
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Halo Therapeutics Receives $500,000 MDA Award to Develop Drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Halo Therapeutics LLC and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) today announced that $500,000 has been awarded for development of the...

Sep 03, 2013, 03:05 ET
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48th Annual MDA Telethon Raises $59.6 Million To Fight Back Against Muscle Disease

America, sponsors, star-studded celebrity lineup put their strength behind the Muscular Dystrophy Association during 2-hour broadcast...

Sep 02, 2013, 02:10 ET
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MDA Telethon At $54.1 Million, Giving Invited Through Midnight Monday

Musical performances and inspiring family stories were featured prominently on tonight's MDA Show of Strength Telethon. The Muscular Dystrophy...

Sep 01, 2013, 10:00 ET
The Backstreet Boys will open the 48th annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon tonight with their newest single "In A World Like This" on ABC television stations across the country.  (PRNewsFoto/Muscular Dystrophy Association)

Backstreet Boys To Open 2013 MDA Show Of Strength Telethon Labor Day Weekend

 Get ready for a "Larger than Life" performance when the Backstreet Boys open the 48th annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon this Labor Day...

Aug 13, 2013, 09:00 ET
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Stars Announced For MDA Telethon This Labor Day Weekend On ABC-TV

Ryan Seacrest, Luke Bryan, Backstreet Boys, Darius Rucker, Paula Abdul, Enrique Iglesias, Matthew Morrison and Austin Mahone among those to appear...

Jun 17, 2013, 12:18 ET
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ABC Television Network is New Home of MDA Show of Strength Telethon

 The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast telethon, one of America's longest-standing and beloved fundraising and...

May 01, 2013, 14:57 ET
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MDA Highlights Poignant "Anyone's Life Story" Series in May During National ALS Awareness Month

National ALS Awareness Month begins today and the Muscular Dystrophy Association honors those living with the disease by featuring five unique...

Apr 30, 2013, 08:00 ET
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MDA Shamrocks Program Raises More Than $23.3 Million - And Counting - For Children And Adults Fighting Muscle Disease

With the help of strong and dedicated retail partners and their caring customers, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's vital research and health...

Apr 22, 2013, 11:12 ET
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MDA Scientific Conference To Focus On Therapy Development For Neuromuscular Diseases

Conference to include data from Sarepta, GSK/Prosensa on exon-skipping trials for Duchenne dystrophy, plus updates on many other potential...

Apr 17, 2013, 06:00 ET

ARMGO Pharma Receives $1 Million Award from MDA to Support Advancement of Rycal Compound ARM210 as a Novel Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

 ARMGO Pharma and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) today announced that $1 Million has been awarded for preclinical work in support of...

Feb 14, 2013, 18:58 ET
Advocates in Muscular Dystrophy Community Press Congress for Fast Action on Muscle Disease Research and Treatment.  (PRNewsFoto/Muscular Dystrophy Association)

Advocates in Muscular Dystrophy Community Press Congress for Fast Action on Muscle Disease Research and Treatment

The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and the Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne today called on the U.S. Senate and...

Nov 27, 2012, 07:00 ET
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'Make a Muscle, Make a Difference': MDA Announces 2013 Muscle Walk Season

Association partners with national fundraising initiative #GivingTuesday to support those in need this giving season TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 27, 2012...

Sep 18, 2012, 07:00 ET
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MDA Board Appoints Steven M. Derks President And Chief Executive Officer

 R. Rodney Howell, M.D., chairman of the Board of Directors of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, today announced that Steven M. Derks has...

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