|About||Muscular Dystrophy UK is dedicated to beating muscular dystrophy and other related conditions by finding treatments and cures.|
|Mission||A world where muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular conditions are not a barrier to quality or length of life|
Muscular Dystrophy UK (previously known as the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign) is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to beat muscle-wasting conditions.
Founded in 1959, we have been leading the fight against muscle-wasting conditions since then.
We bring together more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, affecting around 70,000 children and adults in the UK.
We support high quality research to find effective treatments and cures and won’t stop until we have found them for all muscle-wasting conditions
We are leading the drive to get faster access to emerging treatment for families in the UK
We ensure everyone has the specialist NHS care and support they need – the right help at the right time, wherever they live.
We provide a range of services and resources to help people live as independently as possible.
Charity Times Awards 2011 'Campaigning Team of the Year'
Charity Times Awards 2013 'PR Team of the Year'
We provide free care and support, fund world-class research to find treatments and cures, campaign to bring about change and give grants towards vital equipment, such as powered wheelchairs. Visit http://www.musculardystrophyuk.org or call freephone 0800 652 6352
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