MDA is a pioneering non-profit organization devoted to the treatment of and research on genetic neuro-muscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy and ALS. The selfless service and dedication of the MDA has resulted in the funding of more than 200 international research projects. These have come up with breakthroughs in muscular disease treatment including a potential cure for Pompe disease and development of many healthcare schemes. MDA is among the topmost institutions that provide moral and financial support to individuals affected by muscular syndromes through clinic outlets and support groups. The organization also conducts awareness programs on muscular diseases through children’s camps, community programs and professional training.
MDA receives donations from benevolent hearts all over the world through online programs, nationwide donation schemes, volunteer donations, gifts and much more. 77% of the money earned through every donation is spent on nonprofit service schemes and research. The gracious efforts of the MDA have earned for itself the American Institute of Philanthropy’s coveted title of Top Rated Charity Organization.
Winning Back Her Life through Martial Arts and MDA
The Kick-A-Thon is led by Ms. Sandra LaRosa, the Program Director of Bruce McCorry’s, a living example for how martial arts can bring back light to the lives of those suffering from muscle diseases. Diagnosed at the age of 42 with a muscle disease named polymyositis, Ms. LaRosa regained her strength and spirit through the support of MDA advanced medicinal research offered by the organization and a great support team from family, friends and Doctors. Leading a life which has become inspiration to many, Ms. LaRosa certifies that the constant practice of martial arts helped her to see her to keep active during the tough times. She also ascertains the role played by martial arts in her recovery and sustainment of health.
Click here to read more about her Story.
Bruce McCorry’s is an institution with its faith in the innate power of martial arts to fight and defeat muscular diseases. Inspired by the way MDA has succeeded in saving hundreds of lives in the past years, Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy is joining hands with the institution to organize the fund raiser, Kick-A-Thon 2014 on 16th and 17th, June, 2014. Led by Ms. LaRosa and other masters at the academy, the goal of the Kick-A-Thon 2014 is to raise $10,000 to be donated to the MDA in its effort to impart hope and help to adults and kids suffering from muscular diseases around the world. Bruce McCorry’s has taken up this program as a humble contribution to a larger endeavor to make the world a healthier and stronger place.
To make your own contribution to the event, you can make a difference to a person’s life by choosing to donate to Kick-A-Thon 2014.
YOU CAN... Make a Muscle, Make a Difference.
There are many ways to donate.
Donation envelopes and pledge sheets will be handed out in classes to our
members, or visit our office.
Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Center
220 Newbury St
Peabody MA 01960