Muscular Drstrophy Association
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is committed to transforming the lives of people with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases through innovations in science and innovations in care. MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to helping children and adults with muscular dystrophy and related diseases live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America. Locally, MDA Idaho offers a wide variety of services to families living with neuromuscular disease, such as: multi-disciplinary care center visits at St. Luke’s in Boise, MDA Summer Camp at Quaker Hill Camp in McCall, access to free durable medical equipment through our loan closet housed at Norco Medical, tools to connect individuals to clinical trials all over the country, educational materials, an online resource center, support groups for families living with ALS, caregivers, as well as for parents of children with muscle disease at St. Luke’s in Meridian, to name a few.
MDA and fire fighters have been partnering for over 65 years. Fire fighters can be seen at intersections with boots in hand raising money for local kids and adults battling muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases. One of the programs Fill the Boot benefits is MDA Summer Camp. This camp allows children to be a part of a weeklong overnight camp to find support and fun in a safe environment. Idaho’s Camp is offered at no cost to MDA families and is the first full week of August at Quaker Hill in McCall, Idaho.