MDA Atlanta

MDA Atlanta Together, We Are Progress! 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 MDA Atlanta office serves the Metro Atlanta and North Georgia areas. Stay tuned for upcoming events and volunteer opportunities!

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Be an #MDAWalkStar! MDA Muscle Walk is back in 2022! Register your #MDA #MuscleWalk Team today and together we can empow...
10/28/2021

Be an #MDAWalkStar! MDA Muscle Walk is back in 2022! Register your #MDA #MuscleWalk Team today and together we can empower people living with neuromuscular disease to achieve their full potential. Visit mda.org/musclewalk to register for any in-person or virtual walk Muscular Dystrophy Association

Be an #MDAWalkStar! MDA Muscle Walk is back in 2022! Register your #MDA #MuscleWalk Team today and together we can empower people living with neuromuscular disease to achieve their full potential. Visit mda.org/musclewalk to register for any in-person or virtual walk Muscular Dystrophy Association

National Seating & Mobility is a proud sponsor of the MDA Toast for Life Event. At NSM, we honor our clients’ journeys o...
10/25/2021

National Seating & Mobility is a proud sponsor of the MDA Toast for Life Event. At NSM, we honor our clients’ journeys of independence and help them get where they deserve to go; at home, in their community and throughout their lives.

Learn more about NSM here: https://bit.ly/3ngb4tx

National Seating & Mobility is a proud sponsor of the MDA Toast for Life Event. At NSM, we honor our clients’ journeys of independence and help them get where they deserve to go; at home, in their community and throughout their lives.

Learn more about NSM here: https://bit.ly/3ngb4tx

Join MDA for the virtual 2021 MDA National Toast to Life Gala, hosted by April Warnecke, on November 9th at 8pm ET! Regi...
10/20/2021

Join MDA for the virtual 2021 MDA National Toast to Life Gala, hosted by April Warnecke, on November 9th at 8pm ET! Register or donate today to empower families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. Learn more: https://www.mda.org/.../mda-to-host-toast-to-life...
Thank you to our supporters DTE Energy, Hanover Life Reassurance Co, and Medical Properties Trust.

Join MDA for the virtual 2021 MDA National Toast to Life Gala, hosted by April Warnecke, on November 9th at 8pm ET! Register or donate today to empower families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. Learn more: https://www.mda.org/press-releases/mda-to-host-toast-to-life-national-virtual-gala-on-november-9-at-8pm-et-on-youtube

Thank you to our supporters DTE Energy, Hanover Life Reassurance Co, and Medical Properties Trust.

The Night of Hope is an incredible event every year, and this is due to the amazing committee members who work so hard o...
10/18/2021

The Night of Hope is an incredible event every year, and this is due to the amazing committee members who work so hard on every detail!

Cheers to our 2022 Night of Hope Executive Committee:

Chair: Carmen Titelman
Members: Tom & Lauren Antonino, Elain Hough Bauer, Laura Balance, Jordan & Ginger Ennis, Harry & Jaime Foster, Sheri Hofherr, Polly Hogue, Leslie Neely, Carl & Libby Patrick, Bill & Brigitte Peck, Palmer & Holly Proctor, Greg & Amy Spivia, Ed & Judy Tessaro, & Mark Wolff

Visit bidpal.net/atlantanightofhope2022 to secure your ticket or sponsorship today!
#MDA #ALS #NightofHope2022
bidpal.net/atlantanightofhope2022

The Night of Hope is an incredible event every year, and this is due to the amazing committee members who work so hard on every detail!

Cheers to our 2022 Night of Hope Executive Committee:

Chair: Carmen Titelman
Members: Tom & Lauren Antonino, Elain Hough Bauer, Laura Balance, Jordan & Ginger Ennis, Harry & Jaime Foster, Sheri Hofherr, Polly Hogue, Leslie Neely, Carl & Libby Patrick, Bill & Brigitte Peck, Palmer & Holly Proctor, Greg & Amy Spivia, Ed & Judy Tessaro, & Mark Wolff

Visit bidpal.net/atlantanightofhope2022 to secure your ticket or sponsorship today!
#MDA #ALS #NightofHope2022
bidpal.net/atlantanightofhope2022

Join us on November 9th for the 2021 National Toast to Life Gala and help raise funds for research, care and advocacy fo...
10/12/2021

Join us on November 9th for the 2021 National Toast to Life Gala and help raise funds for research, care and advocacy for families like Amber Joi-Watkins and her daughter Celine, who lives with #SMA. Register or donate today to empower families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases: https://one.bidpal.net/mdatoast/welcome
Thank you to Outback Bowl, Structure Tone Organization, and Cigna Together for their support

Join us on November 9th for the 2021 National Toast to Life Gala and help raise funds for research, care and advocacy for families like Amber Joi-Watkins and her daughter Celine, who lives with #SMA. Register or donate today to empower families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases: https://one.bidpal.net/mdatoast/welcome

Thank you to Outback Bowl, Structure Tone Organization, and Cigna Together for their support!

Sponsor Shout out!  We want to give a big thank you to Control Southern for joining us as an ALS Champion Sponsor!  Over...
10/12/2021

Sponsor Shout out! We want to give a big thank you to Control Southern for joining us as an ALS Champion Sponsor!
Over the last 14th years of Night of Hope Gala the generosity of our community has helped raise over $9 million for ALS research! Each one of our sponsors and partners helps us get closer to better treatments and a cure for ALS. Thank you Control Southern for your support!
bidpal.net/atlantanightofhope2022
#MDA #ALS #NightofHope2022

Sponsor Shout out! We want to give a big thank you to Control Southern for joining us as an ALS Champion Sponsor!
Over the last 14th years of Night of Hope Gala the generosity of our community has helped raise over $9 million for ALS research! Each one of our sponsors and partners helps us get closer to better treatments and a cure for ALS. Thank you Control Southern for your support!
bidpal.net/atlantanightofhope2022
#MDA #ALS #NightofHope2022

Sponsor Highlight!!  A big thank you to our ALS Star Sponsor Choate Construction and our ALS Winner Sponsors Ameris Bank...
10/11/2021

Sponsor Highlight!!
A big thank you to our ALS Star Sponsor Choate Construction and our ALS Winner Sponsors Ameris Bank, Georgia Power, and Helen & Jimmy Carlos! Thank you so much for your support!
We are looking forward to an incredible in-person gala celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Night of Hope on February 12, 2022!
#MDA #ALS #NightofHope2022
bidpal.net/atlantanightofhope2022

Sponsor Highlight!!
A big thank you to our ALS Star Sponsor Choate Construction and our ALS Winner Sponsors Ameris Bank, Georgia Power, and Helen & Jimmy Carlos! Thank you so much for your support!
We are looking forward to an incredible in-person gala celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Night of Hope on February 12, 2022!
#MDA #ALS #NightofHope2022
bidpal.net/atlantanightofhope2022

We are proud to announce Accenture  as the 15th Anniversary Night of Hope Gala presenting sponsor!  We are grateful for ...
10/11/2021

We are proud to announce Accenture as the 15th Anniversary Night of Hope Gala presenting sponsor!
We are grateful for this partnership and the generosity to help us continue to drive research for ALS!
@Accenture
bidpal.net/atlantanightofhope2022
#MDA #ALS #NightofHope2022

We are proud to announce Accenture as the 15th Anniversary Night of Hope Gala presenting sponsor!
We are grateful for this partnership and the generosity to help us continue to drive research for ALS!
@Accenture
bidpal.net/atlantanightofhope2022
#MDA #ALS #NightofHope2022

We are proud to announce April Warnecke as host for this year’s national virtual gala! Go to https://one.bidpal.net/mdat...
09/30/2021

We are proud to announce April Warnecke as host for this year’s national virtual gala! Go to https://one.bidpal.net/mdatoast/welcome to get registered and make sure to tune in on November 9th at 8:00PM ET. We will also feature heartwarming stories from Amber-Joi and her daughter Celine from Philadelphia, Doug from Arizona, and of course our national ambassadors Ethan and Reagan!
Huge thank you to our event sponsors National Seating & Mobility, Numotion, and Sarepta Therapeutics!

We are proud to announce April Warnecke as host for this year’s national virtual gala! Go to https://one.bidpal.net/mdatoast/welcome to get registered and make sure to tune in on November 9th at 8:00PM ET. We will also feature heartwarming stories from Amber-Joi and her daughter Celine from Philadelphia, Doug from Arizona, and of course our national ambassadors Ethan and Reagan!

Huge thank you to our event sponsors National Seating & Mobility, Numotion, and Sarepta Therapeutics!

08/29/2021

Join us on Saturday, September 4, at 4:00 p.m. ET, for the MDA Takes Vegas Stream-a-thon, an eight-hour live-streaming show on Twitch featuring top creators, gamers, and athletes including Alpharad, Terroriser, and Nyheim Hines. Streaming live from the HyperX eSport Arena Streamer Studio at the Luxor Hotel, the MDA Let’s Play channel on Twitch will host hours of competitions, giveaways, and celebrity and surprise guest appearances. Funds raised from the stream-a-thon will support research and care for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. Don’t miss out! Learn more here: https://www.mda.org/press-releases/mda-announces-its-inaugural-mda-takes-vegas-stream-a-thon-labor-day-weekend

08/23/2021

Thank you to all that have supported MDA & Jiffy L**e’s Drive2DoMore campaign so far! There’s still time to Drive2DoMore for MDA families - donate today to support MDA’s programs and services for children and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases: https://bit.ly/JiffyL**e21

08/16/2021

MDA is teaming up with long time partner Jiffy L**e for the Drive2DoMore campaign to support research, care and advocacy for children and adults living muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases. Find a participating Jiffy L**e and donate today! https://bit.ly/JiffyL**e21

08/07/2021

Today is the Virtual Muscle Walk! Thank you to all our donors, participants, sponsors and MDA families who have helped us advance our mission to find a cure for neuromuscular diseases! Check out this video from one of our top Walk teams, The Preston Project, who've raised almost $17K this year for Muscle Walk! Comment below with a photo of how you're celebrating today!

08/02/2021

Kristine Welker, Chief of Staff of Muscular Dystrophy Association says, “My family connection to Somerville Local 76, Cambridge Local 30, Boston Local 718 fire fighter communities runs deep, and I was grateful to meet with the man whose family started filling the boot for MDA families over 67 years ago! I had the honor of thanking Tom Graney, retired Deputy Chief, in-person! His father, George, started the Fill the Boot program in Boston Local 718 from where the new IAFF General President, Edward “Edzo” Kelly hails, to help out a friend whose children were diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy -- and the IAFF have been indefatigable in their efforts to never stop filling the boot until cures are found. Today, MDA family members are living longer, fulfilling lives, thanks to the IAFF’s unwavering commitment which has led to 12 FDA approved treatments in the past 6 years! Together, we will continue to find breakthrough treatments and cures.”

International Association of Fire Fighters

Photo (L to R): Kristine's husband, Bill Welker; Jay Colbert, Lt. & IAFF District 3 DVP; Tom Graney, Retired Deputy Chief; Kristine Welker, MDA Chief of Staff; Michael Jefferson, Union President L76; Barry Hamilton, Acting/Lieutenant; Kristine's father, Lawrence Lowe.
Photo credit: Ruby Souza

MDA is partnering with Payce, a program that will donate to MDA every time you shop at more than 400 online retailers or...
07/28/2021

MDA is partnering with Payce, a program that will donate to MDA every time you shop at more than 400 online retailers or with a linked card at participating national stores and restaurants. Sign up today and start shopping for MDA at paycepays.com/MDA

MDA is partnering with Payce, a program that will donate to MDA every time you shop at more than 400 online retailers or with a linked card at participating national stores and restaurants. Sign up today and start shopping for MDA at paycepays.com/MDA

07/27/2021

Throughout the month of August, you can help Jiffy L**e change more than oil. For 10 years our partnership continues to fund MDA’s mission to transform the lives of children and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases, through research, care and advocacy. With a donation of $3 or more at your local Jiffy L**e, you can Drive2DoMore and receive a savings book on Jiffy L**e services! Find a participating Jiffy L**e and donate today! https://www.mda.org/press-releases/jiffy-lube-and-muscular-dystrophy-association-celebrate-10th-annual-fundraising-campaign-to-support-the-neuromuscular-community

07/15/2021

Join us on July 22nd at 7PM ET for a conversation around accessibility and inclusion in STEM education and careers. Engineers, designers, and innovators from General Motors will share their experiences pursuing a career in STEM and how they are now using their skills and creativity to solve challenges around accessibility and sustainability.

Some of the panelists will also share their personal experiences living with a disability and how they advocated for their needs in higher education and employment. This panel will be co-moderated by MDA Ambassadors Justin Moy and Amanda Zurek, who are currently pursuing careers in STEM. Register today! https://mda.secure.force.com/eventRegistration/?id=7015G0000013hcb

07/13/2021

MDA staff member, Colleen Vineer, ran the Run Disney 2017 Super Heroes Half Marathon with MDA Team Momentum and now is back for the 2021 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend.
“I run with MDA team to show my support for my sister, Laney, who lives with mitochondrial myopathy. Laney never lets a challenge get her down and she doesn’t give up, even when the circumstances seem impossible. I’ll continue to run with MDA to show her that I’ll never give up my commitment to helping fund research and clinical care to help her live her best life.”

Visit https://www.mdateam.org/wad2021 to join Colleen at Walt Disney World for Wine & Dine Weekend! Thank you to CITGO Fueling Good for their support.

Join us on July 22nd at 7PM ET for a conversation around accessibility and inclusion in STEM education and careers.  Eng...
07/08/2021
Inclusion in STEM: A Discussion with General Motors - Muscular Dystrophy Association

Join us on July 22nd at 7PM ET for a conversation around accessibility and inclusion in STEM education and careers. Engineers, designers, and innovators from General Motors will share their experiences pursuing a career in STEM and how they are now using their skills and creativity to solve challenges around accessibility and sustainability. Some of the panelists will also share their personal experiences living with a disability and how they advocated for their needs in higher education and employment. This panel will be co-moderated by MDA Ambassadors Justin Moy and Amanda Zurek, who are currently pursuing careers in STEM. https://strongly.mda.org/inclusion-in-stem-a-discussion-with-general-motors/

According to the National Science Foundation, individuals living with a disability, such as neuromuscular disease, are underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Yet STEM-based careers are growing exponentially, and diversity is needed to drive innovation ...

07/01/2021
National Postal Worker Day,

We love our postal workers and long-time partners at National Association of Letter Carriers! Today, on National Postal Worker Day, we kick off the Branch Challenge to fund research and care for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. Join us and donate today in honor of your postal worker! http://bit.ly/NALC_2021

MDA is so grateful to have been at the 35th annual Mansfield Cares Golf Classic. Over the decades, this event has raised...
06/30/2021

MDA is so grateful to have been at the 35th annual Mansfield Cares Golf Classic. Over the decades, this event has raised over $8.5 million to benefit MDA and other charities. Thank you Mr. Michael Mansfield, CEO of Mansfield Energy, Mike Davino, Executive Director of Mansfield Cares, Bryson, Claire and Phil Foster, and the generous supporters and dedicated volunteers who made this event a success! We were honored to share our appreciation by presenting the Mansfield team. Presenting Sponsor - CITGO Fueling Good , VIP Reception Sponsor - UPS and Premier Sponsor – Shell Lubricant Solutions with original artwork from a local MDA Ambassador, Tandin Dorij.

Announcing the MDA Access series to support people living with neuromuscular diseases throughout their lives. Programmin...
06/09/2021
Muscular Dystrophy Association Announces Family Access Programming to Address Barriers for 300,000+ People Living Neuromuscular Diseases Nationwide | Muscular Dystrophy Association

Announcing the MDA Access series to support people living with neuromuscular diseases throughout their lives. Programming includes access to equipment, assistive devices, K-12, higher education, insurance coverage and therapies. Read more: https://www.mda.org/.../muscular-dystrophy-association.

NEW YORK, NY – June 8, 2021 – The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) today announced a new series of programming called MDA Access Workshops. The educational workshops will be on-demand and focus on providing resources for over 300,000 families in the U.S. living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, ...

05/21/2021

Dan Polizzi, member of Aurora Firefighters Local 99, is making his move for Movement Month! In addition to being an #IAFF fire fighter, Dan has also appeared on American Ninja Warrior. He is excited to show how you can #MakeYourMove like a fire fighter and Ninja Warrior.

TONIGHT 5/20, join us for our annual MDA's Wings Over Wall Street (VIRTUAL) event to Unlock the Cure for ALS. With ABC E...
05/20/2021

TONIGHT 5/20, join us for our annual MDA's Wings Over Wall Street (VIRTUAL) event to Unlock the Cure for ALS. With ABC Eyewitness News Anchor Bill Ritter, honoring the late Pat Quinn co-founder of the Ice Bucket Challenge, experts from the ALS medical community and families, and an auction. See below for a statement from Pat Quinn's father. For more info: https://one.bidpal.net/wow21/welcome

TONIGHT 5/20, join us for our annual MDA's Wings Over Wall Street (VIRTUAL) event to Unlock the Cure for ALS. With ABC Eyewitness News Anchor Bill Ritter, honoring the late Pat Quinn co-founder of the Ice Bucket Challenge, experts from the ALS medical community and families, and an auction. See below for a statement from Pat Quinn's father. For more info: https://one.bidpal.net/wow21/welcome

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Key Programs: Shamrocks Against Dystrophy (Feb-April) Firefighters Fill-the-Boot (annual) Muscle Walk ALS Night of Hope GALA (October) Mansfield Golf Classic NALC National Letter Carriers Bowl-a-Thon (November)

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The lead character and narrator of author Will Leitch's book How Lucky is a 26-year-old man who has Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). It's a compelling mystery set in Athens, Georgia.
Hi - we are new to Atlanta (East Cobb/Marietta) and looking for a pediatrician who works with kids with muscular dystrophy/myopathy. Does anyone have a recommendation for us? Thanks!
Hello everyone, My colleague Kim Hager and I are interested in studying the experiences and barriers to accessing mental health services for families. For the purpose of our research, we intend to compare three groups – caregivers of children with one or more mental health conditions (including deelopemntal diagnoses), caregivers of children with mental health conditions and common medical conditions, and caregivers of children with mental health conditions and rare diseases. Caregivers include biological parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, step-parents, guardians and kinship homes with children under the age of 18. The survey is nationwide and open to families who live anywhere within the United States. The hope is the survey results will assist mental health providers in tailoring services to meet families’ needs. The study was approved by the IRB and survey is anonymous. Please help us by filling out the survey and/or sharing it. English survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQFSMVV Spanish survey:https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/2DXD5TX Thank you and we appreciate all your help
Congratulations, Jon Coppinger, for being the first team to get registered and receive donations - $200.00!!! Way to go, Jon! Don't forget, today's the day to sign up for Muscle Walk! Let's get this party started!!! https://mda.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=923
To my DMD families, if you are using the services of caregivers, what company are you using and your reviews...
How can we get Atlanta involved in this!!💚💚 https://www.facebook.com/MDANational/posts/10155288424401154
Loving all the pictures and videos. Great job!!
I'm so ready to see some photos of #MDASummercamp!
Thank you Johns Creek Fire Department!
Thanks Food Depot Dallas
The Speak Foundation has 2 BIG announcements…details below on FREE scooter & conference stipends! AN EXCITING GIVEAWAY! Our good friends at Clifton R. Lewis Good Life Foundation are GRANTING A BRAND NEW Pride Mobility Scooter to 1 attendee of our upcoming Speak Foundation conference July 7-9 at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta!!! The individual must have MD or ALS, have need of the scooter, and be attending the full conference. The winner will be drawn at one of our sessions so you must be present to win. A BIG thank you to Clifton & friends! See flyer for steps to enter the giveaway! 1) Register for our conference (http://thespeakfoundation.com/conference/conference-registration-2017/), 2) reserve your hotel room through this link (https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1609263030&key=14C6F7D4), and 3) email Clifton Lewis ([email protected]) requesting to enter the giveaway. MORE EXCITING NEWS! We have received a donation to grant five $100.00 stipends to first-time conference attendees! These stipends are intended to help defray hotel costs. To be eligible, you must be a first-time attendee and reserve your hotel room between now and June 20th! Hurry and book your room now! More about our conference here: http://thespeakfoundation.com/conference/ Like the Clifton R. Lewis Good Life Foundation!