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For 37`yrs. I was an MDA Labor Day Weekend end Telethon Volunteer in Chicago. Yes, I, too, will miss the original 22-hr. Format with many guest appearances and often working with the same Core-group of local Volunteers!
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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 
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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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~ I'll be watching as always. (*_~)
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Remembering Robin Williams today. He lent his joy, laughter and talent to our #MDAtelethon a few times over the years. Here's one hilarious exchange between Robin, Billy Crystal and the great Jerry Lewis. #RIPRobinWilliams 
1 "like" for +Jiffy Lube on Facebook + YOU = $1 for MDA! #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! #MDA
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is nice to see kids who have  MD  have fun my Daugherty had a lots of  fun go to camp
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We’re kicking off our #MuscleUp promotion with +Jiffy Lube to support families served by MDA! Now through September 1, drive into your local Jiffy Lube service center to make a $3 donation and receive a savings book with $100 in great discounts. You can also click over to the Jiffy Lube Facebook page at - they'll donate $1 for each new like (up to $10,000)! 

Share this post to encourage your friends and family to MUSCLE UP for MDA! 
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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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We are a group of physical therapy students who would like to treat a patient with ALS who lives near the University of Southern California (USC). Interested? Contact Jon Long (USC physical therapy student) at
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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.
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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! 
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Backyard carnivals... Door-to-door fundraising... Superdance...

Visit to share your #MDAmemories with us today!
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BREAKING NEWS: First Drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Gets 'Conditional Approval' in Europe

MDA is working on additional materials to help our DMD community understand what this means for families in the US. Stay tuned. 

PTC Therapeutics Receives Conditional Approval in the European Union for Translarna™ For the Treatment of Nonsense Mutation Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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Take Action: MDA and our entire disability community are delighted by the success of yesterday’s #passtheABLEAct hearing sponsored by members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. 

This legislation (S. 313) would help individuals with disabilities and their families save funds for future costs related to maintaining health, independence and quality of life, such as expenses for education, housing, transportation, employment support, health prevention and wellness, assistive technology and personal support.

It will take all of us working together to make sure this bill becomes law. Please take 5 minutes NOW to contact your elected officials and make your voice heard.
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This is too important to ignore! Please, please take the 5 minutes and contact your elected officials and make sure this bill is passed! Thank you in advance!
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Fighting muscle disease through research, services, education and advocacy.
Welcome to MDA's official Google+ page!

MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.

This page exists so we can hear from you, offer feedback and share breaking news, highlight our research and services programs and present you with interesting stories. We want to keep our Google+ page an open forum. Since MDA is a family friendly organization, please keep your comments and wall posts appropriate for all audiences.
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