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2014-08-28 16:24:22

mda.org | facebook/MDAnational | @MDAnews | #MDAtelethon CHICAGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ABC television stars will join forces this Labor Day weekend on the 49th MDA Show of Strength Telethon airing Sunday, Aug. 31, 9/8c on ABC television stations across the country to help raise funds and awareness to help save and improve the lives of children and adults affected by muscle disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140828/141082 Viewers tuning into the 2014...

2014-08-27 12:28:02

#MDAtelethon CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Country music stars, including Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Sara Evans and Brad Paisley, will bring their star power to the 49th annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon this Labor Day weekend airing this Sunday, Aug. 31, 9/8c on ABC television stations across the country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140553 Viewers tuning into the 2014 telethon, one of America's longest-standing and beloved fundraising and...

2014-08-26 12:24:13

MDA's National Goodwill Ambassador Reagan Imhoff and Fall Out Boy's Bassist kick off the MDA Show of Strength for people fighting muscle disease CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association's 2014 National Goodwill Ambassador Reagan Imhoff of New Berlin, Wis., is set to open the 49th MDA Show of Strength Telethon alongside Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz this Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Aug. 31, 9/8c, on ABC television stations across the...

2014-08-20 16:24:01

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 Muscular Dystrophy Association's telethon CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The entertainment industry has once again joined together to lend support to the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The 49(th) broadcast of the television fundraising event will air in primetime on ABC,...

2014-08-18 23:04:58

FSHD Connect Unites Patients, Doctors and Researchers to Explore New Insights on Rare Disease Boston, MA (August 18, 2014) (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The FSH Society, the Massachusetts-based charitable non-profit organization, is pleased to announce that Senator Elizabeth Warren expressed her support for the Biennial “FSHD Connect” International Network Meeting and FSHD research and awareness, in her opening video remarks on Saturday, August 16. The meeting, held August 16-17, 2014 at...

2014-08-12 08:30:36

SYDNEY, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Australian biotechnology company, Novogen Limited (ASX: NRT; NASDAQ: NVGN), today announced receipt of funding from the FSHD Global Research Foundation as part of the Company's efforts to find effective treatments for a range of musculo-degenerative diseases including facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131220/NY36990LOGO FSHD is one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy and genetic hereditary...

2014-08-05 23:05:42

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren Expresses Support for Boston FSHD Connect Meeting Boston (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 The FSH Society, the Massachusetts-based charitable non-profit organization that has transformed the science of a little-known disease, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), today announced its Biennial “FSHD Connect” International Network Meeting. The meeting, being held August 16-17, 2014 at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel, will be one of the largest...

2014-08-04 23:03:11

After a 21-year battle with Myotonic Dystrophy, Brian Malmgren, age 43, passed away on the afternoon of July 30th, 2014. Since his passing, family and friends have rallied to create a Memorial Fundraiser page; and the fundraiser coordinator Elias Russell announces the establishment of the fund and explains the ultimate goal. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 On the afternoon of July 30th, 2014, Brian Malmgren passed away due to complications associated with Myotonic Dystrophy. At age 43, Brian had...

2014-07-30 16:29:10

For Accelerated Approval of Therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the 106,782 signatures collected through TheRacetoYes.Org petition urging the "FDA to Say Yes to Accelerated Approval for safe, effective therapies for children with Duchenne" muscular dystrophy, the White House issued a statement yesterday by Janet Woodcock, Director, FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The Race to Yes organizers expressed...

2014-07-29 12:34:51

Bill will help ensure law focuses adequately on needs of adults with Duchenne and other forms of muscular dystrophy WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House of Representatives today approved legislation to update the landmark Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research, and Education (MD-CARE) Act so the law continues getting results for all patients impacted by Duchenne and other forms of muscular dystrophy....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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