TUCSON, Ariz. - Leon I. Charash, M.D., a pediatric neurologist who was an early advocate for children with neuromuscular diseases, a volunteer leader of the Muscular Dystrophy Association for more than 50 years and former New York City Department of Health Chief of Orthopedics, died Wednesday night in Plainview, N.Y. He was 84.
TUCSON, Ariz. — No one likes to get stuck with a needle, but the flu is particularly hazardous for those with neuromuscular disease. That’s why the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Walgreens have teamed up once again to offer free seasonal flu shots for people with muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases.
LAS VEGAS — The new era of prime-time Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethons has started. In six prime-time hours last night, the organization leading the fight against progressive muscle diseases delivered on its promise of an outstanding 46th annual MDA Labor Day Telethon.
LAS VEGAS — The Muscular Dystrophy Association has named Scott Crane of Northbrook, Ill., the recipient of its Robert Ross National Personal Achievement Award for 2012.
The award was announced Sept. 4 on the national broadcast of the 2011 MDA Labor Day Telethon.
LAS VEGAS — As the finishing touches are being finessed for the 46th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon that will be broadcast nationwide from 6 p.m. to midnight in every U.S. time zone on Sunday, Sept. 4, megastar Celine Dion aptly described why the iconic show consistently attracts outstanding talent.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Former Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) National Goodwill Ambassador Kelly Mahoney, of Phoenix, will be featured in an inspiring profile on the newly formatted national telecast of the MDA Labor Day Telethon.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Attorney and disability rights activist Aaron Bates, of Orlando, Fla., will be featured in an inspiring profile on the newly formatted national broadcast of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon.