The Muscle Movement Foundation is the non-profit uniting the communities of athletics and fitness to fight muscle disease in the United States.

 

Muscle disease damages muscles and breaks hearts...

Reportedly, over one million individuals in the United States are affected by neuromuscular disease. Neuromuscular disease robs an individual of their ability to complete basic muscular movements; such as, walking, talking, eating, and breathing. These diseases keep our prominent research centers and doctors at hold, resulting in life altering circumstances and death. Although we currently can not take the disease from our fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters, we relentlessly work to provide accommodations to ease the burden muscle disease may cause on our affected families.


Muscle Champion

(n.) An individual living and refusing to lose to muscle disease.

Our loved ones- our survivors- Individuals who endure the weakness, paralysis, fatigue, pain, hospital visits, treatments, side effects, and obstacles presented by muscle disease; yet, continue to wake up daily with a smile on their face and live life to the fullest. These individuals are champions- our MMF Muscle Champions. And we want to highlight just how strong and special these individuals are. If you or a loved one is living and refusing to lose to muscle disease, email Themmo2012@gmail.com, we'd be honored to meet you!

 

Some Muscle Champions we have assisted through your support!

                   

                                                       ✫ Marc from TX         

                                                       ✫ Jane from IL

                                                       ✫ Eddie from DE  

                                                       ✫ Damon from PA

DMD Muscle Champion, Eddie Hazeldine, in his new wheelchair accessible van!

DMD Muscle Champion, Eddie Hazeldine, in his new wheelchair accessible van!

 

 


MMF Advocate in the First State!

DMD Muscle Champion, Michael Smith, and the captains of the Saint Elizabeth High School Football Team make their way to the coin toss in the team's season opener!

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Delaware's MMF Advocate

 
Image courtesy of Susan L. Gregg, Wilmington University. Copyright 2016 Wilmington University Magazine.

Image courtesy of Susan L. Gregg, Wilmington University. Copyright 2016 Wilmington University Magazine.

MMF Founder, Rob DeMasi

Iron Man, Iron Will published via Wilmington University Magazine provides an in-depth look at Rob DeMasi's perseverance in overcoming muscle damaging disease. 

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Iron Man, Iron Will

 
MMF Team Muscle Up Advocate and Green Bay Packers Tight-End, Justin Perillo, surprises MG Muscle Champion, Marci Williamson, just weeks after Marci endured a MG crisis.

MMF Team Muscle Up Advocate and Green Bay Packers Tight-End, Justin Perillo, surprises MG Muscle Champion, Marci Williamson, just weeks after Marci endured a MG crisis.

 
 
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Sack Muscle Disease

Division III Powerhouse, Wesley College, honor and dedicate win to Muscle Champions.

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Wesley Football | Sack Muscle Disease

 
 

TDs for Muscle Disease

MG Muscle Champion, Brandon Cox, overcame a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis and became the starting quarterback for Auburn University in the 2006-2007 season!

                         

                         

Knockout Muscle Disease

MMF Team Muscle Up Advocate, Arizona State University's national wrestling champion, and current Bellator MMA contendor, Bubba Jenkins! Click on Bubba to learn of his story, and how you can help him "Knockout Muscle Disease"!


 
  • Event Volunteer:

Help us make our MMF events exceptionally memorable for our Muscle Champions and supporters. Volunteer to help plan events and/or help us the day of the event.

  • Outreach Volunteer:

Ensure we create essential awareness and deliver our special message in your community! Reach out to local businesses, schools, athletic teams, and fitness institutions in efforts to inspire them to join our important movement!

  • Family Home-Visit Volunteer:

Donate your time to visiting our affected families. Assist us at family home visits to deliver the MMF message, welcome our families to the MMF team, and learn of the families needs. Volunteers 18+.

  • Support Group Volunteer:

Volunteer your time in creating a MMF support group in your area. Together we will provide the essential emotional support needed in fighting back against muscle damaging disease.


Join Muscle Connect!

Muscle Connect is our private Facebook support group designed for Muscle Champions, friends, and family to connect and provide the love, hope, and support we all deserve. Ask questions, share information, connect with nearby survivors, and most importantly, inspire others to continue to "Survive and Strive" against neuromuscular disease!