Muscular Dystrophy Association

by PJ Mullen on May 31, 2010

in May 2010 Nominees, Spread Your Warmth

We hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day holiday and would like to offer our sincere thanks to the men and women of our armed forces for their service and sacrifice they have made for this country. As we remember those that served we bring to you our eleventh, and final, nominee for the the May edition of Sweatshirt Blanket’s Spread Your Warmth campaign.

Like a few others we have had this month, our latest nominee, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, really does not need an introduction. If you are like me you have no doubt watched the many Labor Day telethons hosted by legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (“MDA”) is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and support services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. With national headquarters in Tucson, MDA has more than 200 offices across the country, sponsors more than 200 hospital-affiliated clinics and supports more than 330 research projects around the world.

MDA supports more research on neuromuscular diseases than any other private-sector organization in the world. MDA scientists are in the forefront of gene therapy research and have uncovered the genetic defects responsible for several forms of muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), childhood spinal muscular atrophy and several other neuromuscular conditions.

Thank you to Joanne Danzer for nominating the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the May edition of the Spread Your Warmth campaign. If you would like to learn more about the MDA visit their website.

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