Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

MDA Awards $13.7 Million in Research Grants

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has awarded 40 research grants totaling $13.7 million to advance the understanding of disease processes and uncover new strategies for treatments and cures of muscular dystrophy and the more than 40 other diseases in the Association's program.

The new grants were recommended by MDA's Scientific and Medical Advisory Committees and approved by MDA's Board of Directors at its July 2011 meeting.

Sing Out

Artist: 

Milda is an award-winning professional artist, designer and instructor.  Her work was featured for four years on MDA Holiday Wishes cards.  “Sing Out!” was created specifically for the 1999 collection.

Rest Stop at MDA Camp

Maureen enjoys depicting scenes of campers at MDA summer camp.  This is her second camp drawing in the Collection.  Maureen has taken art classes at Meramec College in St. Louis.  Besides drawing, her hobbies include cross-stitch and playing the guitar.

Christopher Brown

Location

Baytown, TX

Christopher created this artwork at age 10 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held May 13, 1995, at the Glassell Junior School of Art — Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. He won an Award of Excellence in 1995 for artwork, and enjoys music and theater arts.

Full name: 
Christopher Brown
Artist: 
Christopher Brown
Medium: 
Wire Sculpture

Heather Harrelson

Location

Houston, TX

Heather created this painting at age 16 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop. She graduated from St. Thomas Episcopal High School and attended college in Houston.

Full name: 
Heather Harrelson
Artist: 
Heather Harrelson
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Watercolor

Daniel Gregory

Location

Mt. Juliet, TN

Daniel created this artwork at age 9 at an MDA-sponsored children’s summer camp in 1991. His hobbies include basketball, swimming and fishing.

Full name: 
Daniel Gregory
Artist: 
Daniel Gregory
Medium: 
Tempra

Edward Friedland

Location

Albuquerque, NM

Brooklyn-born artist Ed Friedland served as chairman of Krell Software Corp., a creator and manufacturer of educational computer programs. Formerly a political science faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley and senior staff officer at the National Academy of Science, Friedland was the author of numerous works on public affairs.

Full name: 
Edward Friedland
Artist: 
Edward Friedland
Medium: 
Acrylic

Warren Bernhardt

Location

Newport, RI

A painter for many years, Warren experimented with different media. This painting, an acrylic done from memory, depicts the entrance to the east passage of Narragansett Bay as viewed from Brenton Point.

Full name: 
Warren Bernhardt
Artist: 
Warren Bernhardt
Medium: 
Acrylic

Sarah Nelson Collier

Location

Washington, PA

Sarah created this mask at age 11 inan MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held October 30, 1993, at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. She served as the MDA Goodwill Ambassador for Maryland in 1993 and 1994, and is an active volunteer for several organizations.

Full name: 
Sarah Nelson Collier

Melody Cleary

Location

Beaverton, OR

Melody studied art at a local college. She works in acrylics, pastels, mixed media and watercolor. Melody has been painting as a hobby for several years and has received numerous awards.

Full name: 
Melody Cleary
Artist: 
Melody Cleary
Medium: 
Watercolor Collage

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