Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Getting to know Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Did you know: that over 50,000 Canadians are affected by Muscular Dystrophy? Why not take the time to get to know Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada is a not-for-profit organization committed to finding a cure for neuromuscular disorders through well funded research. Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s dedicated volunteers and staff across the country raise funds to enhance the lives of those affected by over 150 different kinds of neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources. Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission is to enhance the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well funded research. Today Muscular Dystrophy Canada has 38 chapters and two affiliates in communities across Canada, with thousands of volunteers helping them raise funds so they can provide services to tens of thousands of Canadians affected by neuromuscular disorders.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada delivers a variety of programs within 5 key areas of service: Education; Information; Advocacy; Support; and Equipment. If you or someone you know is affected by muscular dystrophy, they are here to help. Muscular Dystrophy Canada offers a wide range of services and programs. They are committed to improving the lives of people with neuromuscular disorders.

 Improving Lives Through Muscular Dystrophy Canada's Services

Here are a few ways Muscular Dystrophy Canada is helping:


We all know wheelchairs, scooters, orthotics, hospital beds and other essential equipment can cost tens of thousands of dollars annually. Muscular Dystrophy Canada aims to reduce the burden on families by helping to provide funding for new equipment, as well as batteries and repairs. In some situations, they may also be able to provide equipment on loan.


You are not alone! Muscular Dystrophy Canada staff and volunteers are there to point you in the right direction. Their knowledgeable services staff can provide referrals and contact information to neuromuscular clinics, agencies and other community resources to find solutions to the day-to-day problems you face.

If you are a Canadian and have been diagnosis with a neuromuscular disorder, I encourage you to register with Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Registration is free of charge. And as a registered client, you will have access to all of their services.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada also offers up-to-date information about the different types of neuromuscular disorders and research that is helping to find effective cures and therapies. Since 1954 Muscular Dystrophy Canada has put more than $64 million towards research.

Please visit Muscular Dystrophy Canada at muscle.ca

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