The Untold History of MDA Shamrocks

MDA’s iconic paper Shamrocks are synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day for millions of Americans who purchase the symbols of good luck at retailers nationwide to help MDA families live longer and grow stronger. But how did this annual tradition get started? Hint: a bright idea and the luck of the Irish.

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Announcing MDA Amplify

MDA Amplify is a new mobile app that revolutionizes the way you — an MDA supporter, partner or family — can share MDA news on your own social media channels. To become an MDA Amplifier, download the MDA Amplify app from iTunes or Google Play store (it’s free!), connect your personal social media accounts, and . . .

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From MDA Camper to MDA Staffer: An MDA Double Life

For the past seven months, I have been working at the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s National office in Chicago. This is my first job since graduating from college (I attended Illinois State University and graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism in May 2015), and it truly has been an eye opener. For starters, the people . . .

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Jordan Smith’s Emotional Performance of “The Climb”

Jordan Smith, winner of the ninth season of The Voice singing competition on NBC, closed out our January 29 event in New York with an emotional rendition of Miley Cyrus’s “The Climb.” The song’s lyrics — about obstacles and overcoming them despite great odds — resonated with our audience of families and supporters. Jordan, who once told a . . .

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The Heart of Our Mission

At MDA, we are beginning 2016 with families at the heart of our mission – literally. The heart in the middle of our refreshed logo symbolizes the kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases we fight for every day. We also begin the year with new offerings and enhancements to . . .

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