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Feb 13, 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,...


Feb 09, 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...


Dec 23, 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...


Sep 19, 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...


Sep 02, 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...


Sep 01, 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...


Jul 28, 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...


Jun 20, 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...


Apr 26, 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...


Apr 25, 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...


Mar 01, 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...


Feb 16, 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...


Feb 11, 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...


Jan 29, 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...


Jan 27, 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...


Dec 01, 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...


Sep 02, 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...


Feb 17, 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...


Jan 27, 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...


Sep 25, 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...


Sep 19, 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...


Aug 31, 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...


Aug 31, 2014, 10:00 ET Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks on MDA Telethon Today

Pop star sweethearts Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo will "show their strength" for families affected by muscle disease on the 2014 MDA...


Aug 29, 2014, 17:10 ET Champion Boxers Fight Back Against Muscle Disease

Champion boxers Laila Ali and Victor Ortiz are fighting back against muscle disease by appearing on the annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon this...


Aug 28, 2014, 13:30 ET ABC Stars Unite to Fight Back Against Muscle Disease During MDA Show of Strength Telethon

ABC television stars will join forces this Labor Day weekend on the 49th MDA Show of Strength Telethon airing Sunday, Aug. 31, 9/8c on ABC...