DAYTON, Ohio – Members of the 2010-11 Sinclair Community College athletic teams volunteered their time on Monday at the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon held at the Nutter Center.
This year, members of the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams as well as the Women’s Tennis team spent part of their Labor Day answering phones and collecting pledges for Jerry’s Kids.
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.