DAYTON, Ohio - The 2009-10 Sinclair Community College Men’s Basketball team volunteered its time on Monday at the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon held at the Nutter Center.
Tartan Pride Basketball has been a participant in the MDA telethon for the last seven years.
"It has been one of our community service projects for the last seven years and we feel very fortunate to be able to participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Association on an annual basis," said head coach Jeff Price.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency - a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans.
MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. With national headquarters in Tucson, MDA has more than 200 offices across the country, sponsors 230 hospital-affiliated clinics and supports nearly 400 research projects around the world.
MDA supports more research on neuromuscular diseases than any other private-sector organization in the world. MDA scientists are in the forefront of gene therapy research and have uncovered the genetic defects responsible for several forms of muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease), childhood spinal muscular atrophy, and several other neuromuscular conditions.
Those wishing to make a donation to the MDA are asked to call 1-800-FIGHTMD (344-4863) or log on to www.mda.org.