The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; 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.
MDA’s network of care centers includes Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. These care centers offer services that include diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitative care, physical, and occupational services.
• As a part of its worldwide research program, MDA supports more than 250 projects worldwide and has 67 clinical trials in progress.
• MDA maintains some 200 care centers, including more than 40 MDA/ALS centers across the country
• Almost all funding comes from voluntary private donations raised throughout the year. The Association seeks no governmental funding, United Way funds or fees from those it serves. MDA is consistently rated one of the most efficient of national voluntary health agencies. 77% of every dollar MDA spends goes directly to research, health care services and education.
MDA in southwestern Pennsylvania: Funds raised at the 2017 Pittsburgh Toast to a Cure Event will help local families living with neuromuscular diseases. MDA provides the following services to families in the southwestern Pennsylvania area.
• MDA funded care centers at:
o University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
o Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
• MDA Summer Camp
• Local monthly MDA/ALS Support Group
• MDA funded research
• Durable Medical Equipment
• MDA Care Centers are staffed by teams of top health professionals skilled at diagnosis and medical management of neuromuscular diseases. Services provided at MDA clinics may include occupational therapy, selected diagnostic tests, respiratory therapy and more.
• MDA annually sponsors nearly 80 week-long summer camp sessions, serving more than 4,000 children across the country and in Puerto Rico.
• MDA’s equipment program accepts donations of gently used durable medical equipment, repairs these items as needed, and provides them to individuals with neuromuscular disease to enhance mobility, independence and quality of life.
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