Today, MDA announced the award of 34 new grants totaling $9.9 million for its Summer 2018 grant cycle. These new grants represent a continued commitment by MDA to fund groundbreaking research that will one day lead to treatments and cures for the diseases in its program. Each grant will impact neuromuscular disease research in a . . .
For this latest round of awards, MDA reviewed 187 applications and had sufficient funds to approve funding for approximately 15 percent of them — 29 grants with a total funding commitment of more than $7 million.
This summer MDA challenged our families, friends, sponsors, staff and others around the nation to share their stories about living life without limits despite the challenges of neuromuscular disease. Some shared moments tied to pursuing an education or career that was thought to be out of reach. Some talked about skydiving, hiking or running . . .
Just a little over a week ago, MDA launched a revitalized brand — one that reflects how we’re doubling down and refocusing our efforts on families. For more than six decades, we’ve been fighting to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harmful effects of muscle-debilitating diseases. We’re fighting to . . .