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2014-06-12 23:08:10

Central US location to serve as nationwide hub as MDA accelerates progress to find treatments and cures. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association has a new national office from which to direct its mission, fundraising and operational strategies. The 64-year-old voluntary health agency announced today it has moved into its new national office in the city’s downtown business district. The office will serve as a hub for MDA’s executive management,...

2014-06-11 23:07:00

Thursday, July 24th at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 On Thursday July 24, 2014, the FSH Society will hold a very special benefit concert at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco with opera’s legendary singer, Frederica von Stade, who will perform an intimate and personal suite of songs with the acclaimed pianist Steven Blier. Net proceeds for “Songs in the Key of Steven Blier,” will go to support the work of the FSH Society, raising critical funds for...

2014-06-11 12:22:21

Local CITGO Marketer Raises More Than $40,000 for MDA Chapter in Michigan SPARTA, Mich., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer American Gas and Oil (AGO), with the support of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, raised more than $40,000 for the local Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) chapter during its annual MDA Shamrock campaign. From Feb. 17 through March 24, customers in the area visited local AGO stores and purchased $1 and $5 paper shamrocks, which were displayed around...

2014-06-09 12:30:50

HACKENSACK, N.J., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) - the leading patient advocacy organization fighting to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) - announced that a recent treatment preferences and benefit/risk study led by the organization has been published in Clinical Therapeutics. The article entitled, "A Community-Engaged Approach to Quantifying Caregiver Preferences for the Benefits and Risks of Emerging Therapies for Duchenne...

2014-05-29 23:09:19

Couple Builds upon Success of Last Year’s Event to Raise Awareness of Little-Known Disease at Lakeside Michigan Event Gull Lake, MI (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 After last year’s wildly successful event, Michelle Mackay, wife of retired Kellogg’s CEO David Mackay, and her family will host the second annual festive event to raise awareness and funds for the FSH Society on Saturday, July 5 at their lakeside home in Gull Lake, Michigan. Always an active member of her community, Michelle has...

2014-05-28 23:02:11

SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) announced today that a portion of the proceeds for the group’s annual Yard Sale & Auction held during CMA Fest will benefit the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. NASHVILLE, (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) announced today that a portion of the proceeds for the group’s annual Yard Sale & Auction held during CMA Fest will benefit the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association....

2014-05-27 23:01:44

Annual “Appetite for a Cure” program and golf tournament raise funds to support the fight against muscle disease. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Sailormen Inc. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that the 2014 “Appetite for a Cure” program and the annual Sailormen Inc., Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Golf Classic have raised a record-breaking $703,034 to help save and improve lives of children and adults affected by muscle disease. The...

2014-05-23 23:02:08

Motorcycle riders and non-riders alike from across the Mid-Atlantic raised a total of $1,093,433 to fuel the fight against muscle disease in support of local families served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Philadelphia (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Motorcycle riders and non-riders alike from across the Mid-Atlantic revved their fundraising engines for the 27th annual Ride for Life event to raise a total of $1,093,433 to fuel the fight against muscle disease in support of local families...

2014-05-23 08:23:53

- The first treatment for the underlying cause of Duchenne muscular dystrophy - SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced that following its request for re-examination, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion regarding the company's application for a conditional marketing authorization of Translarna(TM) (ataluren) for the treatment...

2014-05-16 23:01:31

Top athletes, local heroes and business leaders come together for high-profile fundraiser. Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Charlotte’s top professional athletes and local heroes are set to share the spotlight with children served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the annual Charlotte Muscle Team® event on Tuesday, May 20 at Bank of America Stadium from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Charlotte Muscle Team is a unique social event that pairs top professional athletes and...


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