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Fighting muscle disease through research, services, education and advocacy.
Fighting muscle disease through research, services, education and advocacy.

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BREAKING NEWS - It's official, President +Barack Obama has signed #MDCAREAct into law! Thank you to our MD community and our Congressional champions: Representatives Michael Burgess and Eliot Engel and Senators Roger Wicker and Amy Klobuchar.

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Dr. Grace Pavlath, an accomplished muscle disease researcher and tenured professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Emory University School of Medicine, has been named as MDA Senior Vice President - Scientific Program Director. 

Meet Dr. Pavlath and read the full release at http://mda.org/media/press-releases/mda-names-dr-grace-pavlath-head-scientific-program-research-department. 

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BREAKING NEWS >>> #MDCAREAct PASSES in the Senate! 

Today is a tremendous victory for the entire MDA and muscular dystrophy community. Together, our combined voices and tireless fight helped ensure the MD-CARE Act (S. 315) passed in the Senate today. The MD-CARE Act is now on its way to the President’s desk for his signature. 

MDA salutes our Congressional champions and their extraordinary staffs for their vision and leadership: Representatives Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in the U.S. Senate. 

But most of all, we salute YOU – our MDA community of advocates. Those who visited Capitol Hill, spent time with elected officials in your home towns, sent emails, made phone calls, kept the MD-CARE Act trending on social media and let our policymakers know just how important this legislation truly is. The passage of the MD-CARE Act in 2001 was a game-changer for our muscular dystrophy community. Today, we have ensured the lifesaving research and clinical momentum put in place through this bill remains strong and focused.

Thank you for being the strength that fuels MDA’s mission to save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. http://mda.org/advocacy/md_care_act

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Aloe Blacc, Alyssa Milano, Brad Paisley, Bret Michaels, Fall Out Boy, Jason Derulo, Josh Groban, LeAnn Rimes and Rascal Flatts among those set to appear on the #MDAtelethon

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Take the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and make a donation to help MDA find treatments and cures for #ALS.

Learn how you can help at http://mda.org/disease/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis! 
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Backyard carnivals... Door-to-door fundraising... Superdance...

Visit http://mda.org/showofstrength/memories to share your #MDAmemories with us today!

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1 "like" for +Jiffy Lube on Facebook + YOU = $1 for MDA! www.facebook.com/jiffylube #MuscleUp  
It’s so simple: For every "like" our Facebook page gets, Jiffy Lube will donate $1 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Be sure to spread the word! facebook.com/jiffylube #MDA
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