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Once again, over the next four weeks, I will be doing my 38th annual fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Last year’s fundraiser resulted in a total contribution to MDA of $155,916. And as always, I am most thankful for the generosity and support that comes from this request.
This year has been especially challenging for MDA, due to Covid-related restrictions. Since its formation 70 years ago, MDA has raised $1 billion for research – the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research. This year, MDA projects that their fundraising will be down approximately 60% from the prior year.
Research efforts must continue for a cure or at least an improvement in life for muscle disease patients. Over past five years, nine different drug therapies for various neuromuscular diseases have been approved as a result of MDA’s research.
And now, more funds are needed to provide the daily resources required by patients and their families. MDA has been on the front lines during the pandemic, delivering care to over 50,000 high-risk patients and funds are urgently needed to serve the highly vulnerable neuromuscular community.
As in prior years, my fundraiser is simple. I will walk twenty miles (what used to be run twenty miles!) over the course of a month and ask you to make a single charitable contribution to MDA for this effort.
I hope you will help this year. The process of giving is easy since there are no dinners, no time commitments and 100% of your contribution goes directly to MDA. Many have now donated for 38 years, which is amazing. I would very much appreciate your participation and it’s very easy - just click on the Donate button above.
Thanks for your continued support.
Stephen J. Furnary, Executive Chairman
230 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10169
T: 212-883-2502 | M: 917-655-9177