The Muscular Dystrophy Association: For Strength, Independence & Life

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Since 1950, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, formed in Chicago, Illinois, has continuously provided support to both people suffering from muscular dystrophy and to their families and loved ones, funding research, service, and education surrounding the titular disease. muscular dystrophy is defined as “a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes (mutations) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscle” by the Mayo Clinic, citing that there is no known cure for the neuromuscular disease. Despite this, those passionate about supporting those suffering from the disease continue to fight for a cure, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, who (according to their site– www.mda.org) support 150 research projects worldwide and provide care and support to over 100,000 individuals yearly.

Rapid improvement is being made in how we understand and treat muscular dystrophy, which collectively affects about 1 out of 7,250 males from the ages of 5 to 24, and this is partly thanks to generous donations made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Want to join the fight? Donate today at https://www.facebook.com/donate/696729967392368/ to support long, fulfilling lives for those struggling with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other neuromuscular diseases.

Sources:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960896612004385
https://www.mda.org/

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