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Muscular Dystrophy Association looks for achievers

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The Muscular Dystrophy Association is seeking nominations for its annual Personal Achievement Awards. The awards given on the local, state and national levels recognize the accomplishments and community service of people with disabilities caused by neuromuscular diseases.

Nomination forms are available from the local MDA office and must be submitted by Jan. 23. Nominations may be made by individuals or organizations. The only qualification is that the nominee be affected by one of the neuromuscular diseases in MDA’s program and be registered with this association. Each MDA chapter chooses a local award recipient. He or she is automatically considered for a statewide award and a national recipient is selected from among the state recipients.

MDA initiated the Personal Achievement Awards program in 1992 to honor the contributions of people with disabilities, especially in their own communities. Since inception of the program, MDA has recognized more than 1,000 local and state award recipients. Hundreds of other people have participated as nominees, nominators and members of volunteer selection committees. Local and state award recipients receive certificates and are invited to appear on locally broadcast segments of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. The national Personal Achievement Award recipient is announced on the national broadcast of the telethon.

Additional information and nomination forms for the MDA Personal Achievement Awards may be obtained from the local MDA office, 1280 Terminal Way, Suite 36 in Reno or by calling (775) 333-6789 or faxing (775) 333-9394.

MDA is a voluntary health agency dedicated to helping the more than one million Americans affected by neuromuscular disorders through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional and public health education.

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