"We want to encourage people in the State of Connecticut to give back to local families affected by neuromuscular disease," said MDA Area Director Chasity Bothman.
"By supporting the MDA Muscle Walk event on April, 12, 2014, people can make an immediate difference and help raise awareness and funds for research and vital services benefiting families served by the Association. This event provides those affected a chance to rally and fight back against neuromuscular disease."
The annual Mohegan Sun Southern New England MDA Muscle Walk is scheduled for noon April 12, 2014 at Mohegan Sun.
For registration information, visit http://www.musclewalkmda.org/2014musclewalk, or call the local MDA office, 203-248-6500.
Expected at the walk are representatives from local sponsors including Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, Town Fair Tire, Hospital For Special Care, Charter Oak Credit Union, First Niagara, West River Health Care Center, and local singer Ashley Mirando.
Last year, MDA Muscle Walks nationwide raised more than $6.2 million, and more than $10 million has been raised since the program started in 2011.
About MDA Muscle Walk®
MDA Muscle Walk is a series of fun, non-competitive local walks held across the country, and it’s the largest event of its kind in the United States. There are more than 160 Walks throughout the nation, with events scheduled from January to April.
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.
In addition to funding some 300 research projects worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of 200 medical clinics; facilitates hundreds of support groups for families affected by neuromuscular diseases; and provides local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters living with progressive muscle diseases.
For more information, visit mda.org and follow MDA on Facebook, facebook.com/mdaconnecticut) and Twitter (@CTMDA).
This is a press release from the MDA office in Connecticut.