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MDA families gather to fundraise for research to find a cure for muscular dystrophy

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Sponsors, friends and families of the Greater Kentucky Muscular Dystrophy Association Chapter enjoyed a day of celebration and advocacy Saturday, March 24 at The Sawyer Hayes Community Center at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park.

More than 300 walkers joined together to show support for those living with a neuromuscular disease, by walking in honor of them, and raising $50,000 for the association.

The funds raised at the MDA Muscle Walk will help to provide comprehensive services to local families with muscle wasting diseases as well as raise funds for research. Currently the Greater KY Chapter has over 700 patients registered with them, over 94 counties within the state.

Sponsors and partners of the MDA Greater Kentucky Muscle Walk include: Lowe’s, Superior Van & Mobility, Kroger, Walgreens, Bearno’s Pizza, Louisville Professional Firefighters Local 345, United Seating & Mobility, and the Center for Courageous Kids.

"It’s always a real joy to see family and friends of MDA come together to fight back against these diseases" says Executive Director, Ainsley Harris. "It gives our families hope that we will find a cure to muscular dystrophy, and that we support them in every way."

MDA is a voluntary health agency working to find treatments and cures for 43 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education.

To get involved or to donate to MDA, please call our office at 502-456-1440.