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3300 East Sunrise Drive
Arizona 85718

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Programs: Local businesses sell green shamrock mobiles for $1 donation to MDA and gold shamrock mobiles for a $5 donation to MDA.  The program runs February - March every year.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency, a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering more than 40 neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million American adults and children. The diseases in MDA''s program include nine forms of muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig''s disease), spinal muscular atrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, metabolic diseases of muscle, myasthenia gravis, inflammatory myopathies, CMT, SMA, and other neuromuscular conditions.

MDA combats these diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. The Association''s programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors.


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I was a little disheartened to see some of the negative reviews about the MDA but knowing how big this charity is and how many people it services I understand that not everyone will have the same experience. I personally have had a great experience with the MDA. I was diagnosed with Charcot Marie ... more »
The management and promotion of MDA is too top heavy in administrative and fundraising costs and has implemented changes too drastically over the past four years, abandoning it's long time base in the hope of becoming more appealing to the Facebook and Twitter market. Turning a philanthropic icon ... more »
I am not quite sure why only the Sharmock program is listed, but notice none of the previous reviews are specific to it. I wasn't sure if I should list myself as a volunteer or client served, as I am both of these! After several years of searching for answers to my medical issues, I was finally ... more »
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