MDA is leading the fight to free individuals - and the families who love them - from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for individuals from day one and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.
The Greater Virginia MDA serves over 3,800 MDA families through MDA care centers. In the Roanoke Valley, families are served at Carilion Roanoke Memorial. It also serves families through support groups and at MDA summer camp.
MDA provides HOPE through research: At MDA, we take a big picture perspective across the full spectrum of neuromuscular diseases to uncover scientific and medical breakthroughs that accelerate treatments and cures. The power in our research approach is that we can often apply learnings from one disease to progress in others to provide urgently needed answers to our families.
MDA week long summer camp is free of charge to families registered with MDA who have children ages 6 to 17 that have muscular dystrophy. Summer camp offers a fun and safe outdoor experience, along with opportunities to engage in a variety of activities such as adaptive sports, arts and crafts, camp dances and much more. In addition to all of the fun and friendship it offers, camp enables campers to stretch their comfort zones and grow in independence as they spend a week away from home and permit someone other than their parents to provide personal care.
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