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Raising money to make a difference





Anchorage,Alaska [April 16, 2012] — The 2012 MDA Muscle Walk season is under way and Alaska families can register by visiting http://musclewalkmda.org/Anchorage or by contacting their local Muscular Dystrophy Association office at 907-276-2131.

More than 100 people will participate in the annual MDA Muscle Walk on Saturday, April 28th 9 a.m., at The Mall at Sears. The walk is expected to raise more than $5,000.00 to help MDA Alaska serve area residents with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle diseases.

"We’re looking forward to another great event," said Sally Dial, MDA Fundraising Coordinator in Alaska. "We’ve built on the success of last year’s walk, and we’re looking forward to hosting our families, walk teams and area businesses for a day of fun and awareness with MDA."

Participants are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before the walk start time. Individuals are encouraged to raise at least $74 in donations (the cost to fund one minute of MDA research).

Not in Anchorage? That's ok, become a virtual walker today!!

About MDA

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 teams worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of some 200 hospital-affiliated clinics; facilitates hundreds of support groups for families affected by neuromuscular diseases; and provides local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters fighting progressive muscle diseases.

In Alaska, individuals registered with the Association can receive excellent care at MDA’s clinic at Alaska Neurology. For more information, visit mda.org, or contact the MDA office in Anchorage at 907-276-2131.

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