Organization

Chicagoland Muscular Dystrophy Association

Bolingbrook, IL | http://mda.org/volunteer
Joined in October 2018

About Us

Mission:

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. Muscle diseases progressively weaken muscles, often taking away everyday abilities like running, walking, hugging and even breathing. Volunteer committees across the country are helping MDA work tirelessly to accelerate muscle health by finding treatments and cures and supporting families today with critical resources.

 

Services:

Information and resources that can make a critical difference in understanding, managing and living day-to-day with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength and mobility. Caregivers assistance, Educational assistance, Emergency assistance, Equipment Assistance and more. MDA Summer Camp provides thousands of kids with muscular dystrophy and related muscle-debilitating diseases “the best week of the year.” It's a place where anything is possible and where kids can live beyond limits and without barriers for at least one week out of the year. We believe in the incredible talents and futures of young adults with neuromuscular diseases. Through our peer-led initiative, we are committed to supporting you through resources, community building, and programming as you move from high school, to higher education and employment, and pursue your independent living goals. MDA offers a wide range of guidebooks and booklets to help individuals and families navigate their journey with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases. MDA stands alongside our families in our communities to assist and empower the kids and adults we serve. We care for kids and adults from day one so they get the very best treatment. And, we empower families with services and support in hometowns across America to help them thrive and stay independent, including summer camps for kids, support groups, equipment assistance and more.

Mission:

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…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Volunteering

Location

  • 550 East Boughton Road
    Suite 230
    Bolingbrook, IL 60440