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Nov 14, 2017, 13:24 ET MDA Awards $3.5 million in New Research Grants

The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced 13 new research and development grants totaling $3.5 million to accelerate the development of...


Oct 10, 2017, 11:59 ET MDA Taps Global Health Care Leader as CEO to Leverage New Breakthroughs and Amplify Mission

After a nationwide search, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) today announced it has appointed Lynn O'Connor Vos as President and Chief...


Aug 20, 2017, 18:50 ET Jerry Lewis, Longtime MDA National Chairman, Telethon Star and Humanitarian, Dies

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is deeply saddened by the death of beloved comedian, performer, humanitarian and former MDA telethon star and...


Aug 01, 2017, 16:57 ET Jiffy Lube® and MDA Launch 6th Annual MUSCLE UP!℠ Campaign for Kids and Adults Fighting Muscular Dystrophy

Jiffy Lube and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) are excited to announce that they will again join together for the annual MUSCLE UP!℠...


Mar 16, 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...


Mar 09, 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...


Mar 01, 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...


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...