The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary national health agency - dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering nueromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans. Your local MDA office, one of some 180 nationwide, is available to serve anyone with one of the nueromuscular diseases in the Associaton's program. MDA today is one of the world's leading voluntary health agencies fostering research and medical care. Programs available through your local MDA office are funded almost entirely by individual private contributers. The association receives no government grants.
Mission: The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to fighting 43 neuromuscular diseases through an unparralleled worldwide research effort , a nationwide program of medical services and far-reaching professional and public health education. Individual MDA research grants to investigators number more than 500. Through MDA's patient services program, comprehensive medical services are furnished to children and adults with nueromuscular diseases at some 230 hospital-affiliated clinic and through the Association's chapters. The Association receives no government grants, nor does it seek or receive fees from the people it serves or their families.
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