Charity of the Month

Muscular Dystrophy Association: Team Momentum

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. Through programs like MDA Team Momentum, we use our collective strength to help kids and adults 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.


Team Momentum is the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s walking and running program that empowers individuals of all athletic abilities around the country to train and dedicate their 10k, half and full marathon miles to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy live longer and grow stronger.

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When you join MDA Team Momentum, you dedicate your miles, muscles and personal finish line to freeing families from the harm of muscle-debilitating diseases that take away everyday freedoms like walking, running, hugging and even breathing. 

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Learn more about how you can join Team Momentum for events like the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10k, Marine Corps Marathons, United Airlines New York City Half Marathon and more at Team Momentum does have guaranteed entries into the Chicago Marathon so join our team at the lowest fundraising minimum before spots run out on November 30. 

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Team Momentum participants fundraise on behalf of MDA and the families that we serve and receive virtual and in-person coach supported training (in-person offered in select cities), team gear, race entry, personal fundraising webpage and fundraising guidance, a community of support and camaraderie with Mentors and teammates, VIP event weekend amenities including an Inspiration Dinner, private pre-and post-race space with private gear check and bathrooms and on course support. And of course, motivation from knowing that you’re moving your muscles to strengthen the muscles of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy.

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