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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • West Hartford Firefighters' Beer-Tasting Fundraiser Is Friday

    West Hartford Firefighters' Beer-Tasting Fundraiser Is Friday
    About 50 firefighters will be pouring beer samples and grilling up food Friday for the West Hartford firefighters association's sixth annual benefit for muscular dystrophy. WEST HARTFORD — About 50 firefighters will be pouring samples of beer and...
  • Nadine Kirby: Turn green for muscular dystrophy

    I am pleased to announce that the state of Florida has officially proclaimed August as both Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month and Light It Up Green Month. Florida joins Pennsylvania and Colorado this year in recognizing all nine muscular dystrophies and...
  • Bristol Firefighters Host Boy With Muscular Dystrophy

    BRISTOL — When city firefighters begin their annual fundraiser for muscular dystrophy research this weekend, they'll have a bit of extra motivation: The thought of 4-year-old Justin Bolduc. Justin, a Bristol boy who was diagnosed with muscular...
  • Fundraiser for muscular dystrophy a success

    On behalf of Bethlehem International Association of Firefighters Local 735, I would like to thank all who contributed to the success of our Muscular Dystrophy Association fill-the-boot campaign Aug. 1-8 in front of the fire stations on Broad Street and...
  • The Crowd: Giving back on a 94th birthday

    The Crowd: Giving back on a 94th birthday
    Newport Beach's Margaret Sprague, known affectionately as Peggie, celebrated her 94th birthday July 24, and rather than receive a birthday present, she gave one. In a reception area at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Peggie presented Kimberly...
  • Fire department names new division chief

    Edward Valdez is the Laguna Beach Fire Department's newest division chief, according to the city's website. Valdez will begin work Aug. 4, filling the post vacated by Dan Stefano, who is now Costa Mesa's fire chief. Valdez, who lives with his wife in...
  • Japan STAP stem cell researchers' errors not intentional, RIKEN says

    Japan STAP stem cell researchers' errors not intentional, RIKEN says
    The Japanese research institution at the center of a growing controversy over a new type of stem cells said Friday that its investigation of four scientists has confirmed two instances of "inappropriate" behavior but that neither case was severe enough to...
  • News briefs: Avoid a potential trigger for Parkinson's disease

    More than a million Americans have Parkinson's disease, which is more than the number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and Lou Gehrig's disease combined. Parkinson's kills brain cells that produce dopamine, a nerve-...
  • The International Space Station, through the astronauts' eyes

    The International Space Station, through the astronauts' eyes
    Anyone who thinks the U.S. space program is done with and permanently parked at the California Science Center in the form of the space shuttle Endeavour hasn’t heard NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and aerospace engineer Camille Alleyne (yes,...
  • Jerry Lewis Gets Publicists' Lifetime Achievement Award for Ruling Philanthropy

    Only a few entertainers have careers that span decades and display multiple skills as performers, writers, directors and producers. An even smaller number become synonymous with a charitable cause. Only one has raised billions of dollars for such a cause....
  • Virginia summer camp for children with muscular dystrophy seeks volunteers

    Virginia summer camp for children with muscular dystrophy seeks volunteers
      The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is currently preparing for its 59th Annual Summer Camp, which will run June 7-13 at the Airfield 4-H Conference Center in Wakefield, VA.   MDA Summer Camp is a week-long, overnight camp where children with...