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What is the 21st Century Cures Initiative?
21st Century Cures, a new initiative at the U.S. federal level, was formed to find ways to accelerate the discovery and delivery of medical treatments for disease.
MDAs Free Informational Resources
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) offers a variety of free informational resources about neuromuscular disease. Updated regularly, these resources cover a wide variety of topics related to neuromuscular disease.
International Neuromuscular Disease Websites
People from all over the world suffer from neuromuscular disease, and need to find accurate, appropriate, and effective information, support, and services. This article lists some of the web-links to organizations that serve the worldwide neuromuscular diseases community.
Filling the Boot for MDA
You may see fire-fighters collecting funds at local parades and events. When you see your local firefighters campaigning to raise funds for the MDA, make sure to say thank you. Let them know how the MDA has helped you and your family. And, make sure to help fill the boot!
Accessible Voting in the U.S.
Voting in elections remains a fundamental right, privilege, and responsibility for each U.S. citizen. In the past, polling places were not always easily accessible to those with mobility issues or other disabilities. Today, federal laws require that polling places be accessible.
That All May Worship Resource Review
Too often, individuals with disability, including neuromuscular disease , have been excluded from religious participation. That All May Worship: An Interfaith Welcome to People with Disabilities will be useful towards eliminating barriers to access and making places of worship truly inclusive.
Influenza Season 2014-2015
Influenza, caused by a virus, primarily affects the respiratory system. Influenza is also known as the flu, seasonal flu or respiratory flu. While the flu vaccine will not protect against all cases of influenza, it does provide significant protection.
Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS
Today, I took the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. I also made a donation to the ALS Association. I now extend the challenge to you! Do what you can to raise awareness and help efforts to find better treatments and a cure for ALS.
CMT Awareness Month 2014
Soon after last yearís successful CMT Awareness Month finished, organizers of the CMT Awareness Month 2014 began planning for the 2014 event. Through this event, the Charcot Marie Tooth Association (CMTA) educates the public and raises awareness about the neuromuscular disease Charcot Marie Tooth.
MDA SHOW of STRENGTH 2014
In itís 49th year, the 2014 Telethon broadcast will again use MDA SHOW of STRENGTH as its title. This year, the show will run on Sunday, August 31, for two hours from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET. The MDA Show of Strength Telethon will run exclusively on the ABC Television Network.
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