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2014-09-19 04:21:53

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the entire muscular dystrophy community are celebrating a tremendous victory today after the MD-CARE Act (S.315) passed in the Senate by unanimous consent late Thursday night. This follows the successful passage of the House version of this critical legislation (H.R. 594) in July. The MD-CARE Act (Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance Research and Education Amendments Act) is...

2014-09-17 08:31:14

Inaugural Event Raises More Than $15,200 to Support the Muscular Dystrophy Association DELAWARE, Ohio, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Aug. 20, CITGO Petroleum Corporation employees from the CITGO terminals in Columbus and Dayton launched the inaugural Sporting Clay Shootout, raising more than $15,200 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The event proceeds will fund research projects at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital, in...

2014-09-16 23:05:50

MDA’s online Flu Season Resource Center helps families prepare. CHICAGO, (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association is offering assistance with the cost of flu vaccines for individuals affected by muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. MDA offers this service annually for adults and children living with muscle disease who, because of compromised respiratory function — including difficulty...

2014-09-10 23:01:43

The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced that the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has raised more than $1.4 million over the past year to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. CHICAGO, (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced that the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has raised more than $1.4 million over the past year to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle...

2014-09-09 12:28:23

MDA Veteran Brings 25 Years of Experience Working with Muscular Dystrophy HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pat Furlong, Founding President and CEO of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), announced today that Annie Kennedy has joined the PPMD team as Senior Vice President of Legislation and Public Policy. Ms. Kennedy joins PPMD after being with the Muscular Dystrophy...

2014-09-08 23:02:42

CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its employees and branded Marketers raised more than $13.6 million over the past year to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its employees and branded Marketers raised more than $13.6 million over the past year to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. Vital...

2014-09-05 23:02:35

The first “Power Play for MDA” event invites guests to experience a unique social event that will raise funds to help the organization continue to make progress in the fight for muscle health. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 The Los Angeles Kings are fighting back against muscle disease during the inaugural “Power Play for MDA” fundraiser at STAPLES Center on Sept. 25, 2014, to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association-Greater Los Angeles chapter. The first “Power...

2014-09-04 23:01:40

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) raised more than $28 million over the past year to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. CHICAGO, (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) raised more than $28 million over the past year to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. “For 60 years, the men and women of...

2014-08-31 20:20:38

Rocker donates $10,000 and promises 9-year-old ambassador a Harley ride CHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Viewers tuning into the 49(th) MDA Show of Strength Telethon are in for "Nothin' But a Good Time" when legendary rock star and reality TV star Bret Michaels covers American classic "Sweet Home Alabama" on the nationally televised show airing tonight on ABC television stations across the country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140831/141734 In...

2014-08-31 12:20:43

Derulo performs his Gold single "Trumpets" for first televised view CHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pop star sweethearts Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo will "show their strength" for families affected by muscle disease on the 2014 MDA Show of Strength Telethon, airing tonight at 9|8c on ABC stations nationwide. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140830/141717 Sparks, who also performed on the MDA telethon in 2011, will introduce Derulo's performance and...


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