I'm planning to run my first marathon next month on April 27th in Champaign, IL and I'm hoping to raise some money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. I picked this charity because I like to workout and have an active lifestyle and I know that If I were to be diagnosed with this uncurable disease, my life would change a lot and I'm sure it would be a very difficult adjustment. If you could donate a few dollars or share this post, it would not only help those diagnosed with MD but also help my mindset while running. All help is appreciated.
Thank you for support
Muscular Dystrophy Association Central Illinois wrote -
MDA is committed to transforming the lives of people affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases through innovations in science and innovations in care.
As the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government, MDA has committed more than $1 billion since our inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Research we have supported is directly linked to life-changing therapies across multiple neuromuscular diseases. 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. Our Resource Center serves the community with one-on-one specialized support, and we offer educational conferences, events, and materials for families and healthcare providers. Each year thousands of children and young adults learn vital life skills and gain independence at summer camp and through recreational programs, at no cost to families.