We are on a mission!

MMF is committed to fighting muscle disease through advocacy, inclusion, and family assistance!


Our Mission

Enhance the quality of life of families who are affected by neuromuscular disease through support groups, inclusion, and life-changing accommodations.

Our Vision

The quality of life of families who are affected by muscle disease will significantly improve in result of advocacy, volunteerism, and involvement in communities across the U.S.

MMF will be recognized for fulfilling the unmet needs of children and adults who are affected by muscle disease in The First State, and across the U.S.

Our Values

Respect:

-Respect the abilities of all individuals.

Responsibility:

-Responsibility to steward MMF’s mission with integrity.

Resiliency:

-Remain resilient in overcoming barriers to empower families in need.


Our History

Muscle Movement Fdn. Founder, Rob DeMasi. Photo courtesy of Wilmington University.

Muscle Movement Fdn. Founder, Rob DeMasi. Photo courtesy of Wilmington University.

MMF prides itself on the strength of Rob DeMasi. Rob battled life-threatening complications and side effects for four years through misdiagnoses. At 17 years old, he endured twenty days in the hospital virtually paralyzed from head-to-toe. After fighting for four years, this hospital visit marked the final situation he would endure misdiagnosed. Rob finally received a proper diagnosis of myasthenia gravis (MG); an autoimmune disease that causes fluctuating muscle weakness and fatigue. He pays tribute to "his team" (support system), who supported him during the weakest times of his life. Rob DeMasi founded the Muscle Movement Foundation in 2012 for the purpose of bringing a team effort to the fight against muscle disease, so families can live life stronger. Since 2012, he has traveled the country as a motivational speaker and has united communities in advocacy and volunteerism to further MMF’s mission. Rob operates 24/7 to raise vital awareness and support for his fellow Muscle Champions!


Facts

There are over 1 million diagnosed cases of neuromuscular diseases in the United States.

Neuromuscular diseases limit an individual’s 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 do not have a cure for our fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters, we relentlessly work to provide accommodations to enhance the quality of life of our families in need!


MMF accommodations

Physical, financial, and emotional accommodations continue to provide life-changing strength and quality of life!

Your support continues to allow MMF to provide life-changing accommodations to our Muscle Champions, so our families' days are filled with smiles and quality of life! MMF Muscle Champion, Eddie Hazeldine, is enjoying his new wheelchair accessible ramp!

Your support continues to allow MMF to provide life-changing accommodations to our Muscle Champions, so our families' days are filled with smiles and quality of life! MMF Muscle Champion, Eddie Hazeldine, is enjoying his new wheelchair accessible ramp!

Physical support: As neuromuscular disease progresses, our Muscle Champions may experience physical restraints due to fatigue, weakness, and paralysis. Our goal is to combat these symptoms by way of physical accommodations. We have provided wheelchairs, wheelchair accessible automobiles, ramps, stair-lifts, walkers, and additional medical equipment to enhance autonomy and strength.

Financial support: Unfortunately, when an individual is diagnosed with neuromuscular disease the cost of living is an increased stressor. Medical bills, medication costs, co-pays, travel costs, and daily living expenses may average at alarming amounts. Our goal is to financially support our Muscle Champions and their families so they have the greatest opportunity to overcome the effects of their disease.

Emotional support: Living with neuromuscular disease may cause emotional trauma. A diagnosis may result in isolation, insecurity, and uncertainty. Our goal is to connect nearby Muscle Champions to provide the love and support every individual deserves. We work to operate peer-to-peer support groups to answer questions, build communal relationships, and help strengthen coping strategies. Our private Facebook support group is an immediate resource to share stories and connect families across the U.S.


Who We Serve

The Muscle Movement Foundation provides life-changing accommodations to families who are affected by neuromuscular disease. Neuromuscular disease is a broad categorization for diseases that cause muscle-debilitating symptoms and life-altering circumstances. Click here to view a list of diseases. Click here to view our MMF Muscle Champion Support Program.


Transforming Hope Into Reality

MMF creates the awareness & resources needed to combat the effects of muscle disease.

100%

% of donations that empower families in need.

20

Families assisted through ‘19

15,000+

Followers on social media platforms in ‘19


Meaning Behind Our Logo

1.) Muscles - The muscles symbolize the amazing support we receive from the community, which powers our fight against neuromuscular disease!

2.) Lettering - The combined letters stand for the initials of our organization - the Muscle Movement Foundation!

3.) Camouflage - The camouflage symbolizes our fight - our fight to combat the debilitating effects of muscle disease.

4.) Unraveled Ribbon - The unraveled ribbon symbolizes the MMF will work to empower our Muscle Champions, and their families, until a cure for muscle disease is unraveled. 


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