Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Basic Information

Address: 2900 Weslayan Suite 375 Houston, Texas 77027
Phone Number: 713-522-3941
Fax Number: 832-485-4445
Director: Cat Kirkwood

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Muscular Dystrophy Association
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Additional Information

Causes Served: People affected by neuromuscular diseases
Ages for Volunteer: 16 and older
Hours of Service: TBD
Minimum Hours Required: TBD
Days of Service: TBD
Philosophy/Belief Statement:

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

Program History:

MDA was created in 1950 by a group of adults with muscular dystrophy, parents of children with muscular dystrophy and a physician-scientist studying the disorder. Since its earliest days, it has been energized by its number-one volunteer and national chairman, entertainer Jerry Lewis.


MDA hosts many different events through out the year.

Additional Information:

Two million volunteers are the driving force that enables MDA to accelerate its worldwide research program and provide diagnostic and follow-up care through some 200 clinics nationwide. Volunteers are the backbone of the Association's programs, helping with summer camp, support groups, seminars, Telethon, special events and many other programs.

MDA special events are a fun way to raise vital funds for the battle against neuromuscular diseases. If you'd like more information about participating in the fun events described below, please contact Cat Kirkwood, Volunteer Coordinator at 713-522-3941 or

Bowling Against Dystrophy
Participants from companies, youth organizations and bowling centers enjoy bowling events to raise money benefitting MDA's research and services programs.

MDA golf tournaments across the country provide the opportunity to network with business associates and, most importantly, help children and adults with muscular dystrophy.

MDA Muscle Walk
The MDA Muscle Walk is a walking event held in communities across the country at various times throughout the year.

MDA Lock-Up
Local business and community leaders agree to be "arrested" for having a "big heart" in the fun, MDA Lock-Up. This unique community-wide event raises funds for people with neuromuscular diseases.

Shamrocks Against Dystrophy®
This St. Patrick's Day fundraiser is held by restaurants, bars, retailers and businesses to help people with neuromuscular diseases. It's a great way to create a festive St. Patrick's Day atmosphere.

MDA-sponsored summer camps offer a wide range of programs for young people ages 6 to 17 who are affected by neuromuscular disease.Volunteer counselors (who must be at least 16 years old) receive an orientation and training that includes wheelchair techniques, lifting and transfers, personal hygiene, and emergency procedures. The primary responsibility of each counselor is to provide both physical and psychological support to his/her camper, thereby helping him/her to enjoy camp.