Our history

We have been a part of New Zealand since 1959 and in 2009 the MDA celebrated its 50th birthday!

It all started when Moira Gordon, Ann Canty and Sadie McDonald, whom all had family members affected by Muscular Dystrophy, began to meet in Auckland's Dominion Road.

Since then the MDANZ has broadened its scope to support people with other neuromuscular conditions, not just Muscular Dystrophy, we currently support over 60 different neuromuscular conditions.

For a full list of conditions we support click here