The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has a very proud history. We were set up in 1959 to help families and children living with muscular dystrophy.

Our main aim was to raise money to fund research to find the causes of and cures for muscular dystrophy. Since then diagnosis of the different forms of muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases has improved hugely and we now provide support for over 60 different muscle-wasting conditions. Many key research developments during the last 50 years have been funded by us, including vital pre-clinical research for the exon-skipping trial that is testing an exciting new technology to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Today we play an active role in nationwide lobbying and campaigning for changes to improve the support given to patients. We have also made vital contributions to improvements in people’s quality of life through emotional and practical support and equipment provision.

Since we were founded in 1959 we have invested nearly £100m in pioneering research and the provision of care and support.

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