How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Thank you for donation to help support members with Muscular Dystrophy
Your donation will go into providing essential therapy for MD member. Despite having no cure for Muscular Dystrophy, therapy helps prevent contractures and maintain muscle tone.
Your donation of $100.00 will go into providing 3 hours of home help services to aid MD member with their daily routines.
Your donation will help lighten the cost to purchase life-saving equipment like a BiPAP (breathing machine) and Cough Assist Machine for members with MD which cost several thousand dollars.
About Campaignends 06 Nov 2016, 11:59 PM
Imagine being confined to a wheelchair as a child, facing gradual weakening of muscles and losing the ability to do even the simple tasks like lifting your hands. These are the effects caused by Muscular Dystrophy (MD). MD is more than just a disability; it is a life-threatening muscle deteriorating condition. MD affects one physically, mentally and financially.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore), MDAS, is a non-profit voluntary welfare organisation supporting people with MD and their families who are facing this incurable condition. MDAS provides holistic care for persons with MD, which includes supporting their evolving physical and medical needs as they weaken as well as ensuring that they acquire essential life skills and confidence which are crucial to face the challenges ahead.
The association needs to raise $700,000 annually to support programmes and services which helps members look beyond the devastating effects of MD and start believing in their abilities. Members with MD can also lead purposefully lives - no different from anyone else.
Your generous donation will go into providing essential transport services, financial assistance, physiotherapy, health education and life-skills training.
For more information, visit our website at www.mdas.org.sg/DMD
About the Charity
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore), MDAS, is a non-profit social service agency that empowers persons with Muscular Dystrophy and their families through programmes and services. MDAS is a full member of NCSS and a registered charity with IPC (Institution of Public Character) status.
Since our inception in March 2000, our mission is:
- To provide care and support to people with Muscular Dystrophy;
- To provide health and public education on Muscular Dystrophy;
- And to support medical research on Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a group of genetic physical conditions characterised by muscle-weakening and contractures. Persons with MD face challenges with activities of daily living, from flipping a page in a book, to toileting and bathing. Many persons with MD have to rely on mobility aids, especially a motorised wheelchair, in order to commute. There is currently no known cure for MD.
Your generous donation will go towards supporting MDAS's operating expenditure in providing programmes, services, all supporting costs for over 500 beneficiaries and sustain its operating activities.