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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • Retail Therapy: Make a Habit of driving in

    Drive and dine: The Habit, an Irvine-based burger chain, will open its first drive-through location next week at 2200 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, in a former Burger King location in front of the Jo-Ann Fabric superstore. All proceeds raised Sunday and...
  • 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-...
  • MDA goodwill ambassador knows why Joan Jett was chosen for concert

     
    The adolescent national goodwill ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is just 12, but he instinctively read the reasoning behind getting Joan Jett to perform for the 26th annual Ride for Life celebration sponsored by Harley-Davidson on...
  • Bethlehem blogging sensation takes his wheelchair on tour

     
    Here's a man who is as Bob Dylan would say: "Busy living." Shane Burcaw a 20-year-old blogging sensation who is living a with a rare form of muscular dystrophy has blossomed since his story first ran on the front of The Morning Call's 2011 Christmas Eve...
  • Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease

    Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease
    The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come. "You...
  • The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy

    The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy
    The 18th annual Gift of Hope Gala benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. unfolded June 8 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Some 400 donors filled the elegant ballroom for the black-tie affair emceed by the beautiful blond media personality Jamie...
  • Burger Battle at Smokey Bones benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Burger Battle at Smokey Bones benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association
    Roanoke Firefighters and other emergency workers will square off in an eating challenge for a good cause Wednesday. It's the 3rd annual Burger Battle at Smokey Bones benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters will challenge the EMS...
  • MDA Telethon reduced to two-hour ABC special -- with no Jerry Lewis

    In recent years, the Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s annual telethon has undergone dramatic transformations from its early days as a live Labor Day weekend broadcast spanning almost two days with an endless parade of stars, pleas for charity and the anything-...
  • Cyclist races on her path to med school

    Colleen Gulick was extremely busy last weekend, not that she's any stranger to being busy. The 22-year-old from Spring City, Chester County, has been riding at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown practically since she learned to pedal a...
  • $150,000 donation to fund stem cell research

    A Newport Beach nonprofit donated $150,000 toward stem cell research that could slow or reverse heart damage in patients, including those with a specific muscular dystrophy condition, the organization announced last week. Coalition Duchenne gave the...
  • Pooling resources to keep everyone safe in the water

    Pooling resources to keep everyone safe in the water
    Jerry Huang left his wheelchair at the side of the pool before gliding through more than 400 meters of water at this year's Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge. From beginners to experts, people of all abilities swam laps to raise money for free swimming lessons...