For our March Volunteer Project, the Brownieland Team participated in MDA Atlanta’s 39th Annual Shamrock Campaign in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Shamrock fundraiser supports groundbreaking research for treatments and the best medical care in the country for families with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases (NMD). Shamrock pin-ups are available for purchase at participating retailers and feature some of the over 300,000 people living with neuromuscular diseases in the United States, for whom MDA’s services support. Shamrock pin-ups are also available online. Find out more information about this incredible program HERE.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association‘s mission is to foster and promote the alleviation of the conditions of persons with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular disorders through the support of basic and applied research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for these diseases. For 70 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been committed to transforming the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. MDA is the largest funding source for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government and has committed more than $1 billion since its inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Furthermore, MDA’s MOVR is the first and only data hub that aggregates clinical, genetic, and patient-reported data for multiple neuromuscular diseases to improve health outcomes and accelerate drug development. MDA supports the largest network of multidisciplinary clinics providing best-in-class care at more than 150 of the nation’s top medical institutions. MDA provides programs like its Resource Center, the MDA Advocacy program, and the MDA Summer Camp program. Learn more about MDA’s programs HERE and how you can get involved HERE.