What is

Muscular Dystrophy?

Muscular Dystrophy is a term used to describe a group of more than 160 different neuromuscular disorders characterized by progressive deterioration of muscle strength. The causes, symptoms, age of onset, severity and progression vary depending on the exact diagnosis and the individual.

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Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) is grateful for individuals and groups that raise funds through independent fundraising events. These events are not administered or organized by MDC. If an individual or group has registered their fundraising intent with MDC, they are provided a MDC ‘proud supporter’ logo and letter of support. If you are approached by an individual or group presenting itself as an MDC proxy, and they are not able to provide an MDC letter of support, we encourage you to call us at 1-800-567-2873. If you do wish to make a gift, you can do so directly by visiting us online at muscle.ca/donate or calling us at 1-800-567-2873.