Our Focus Remains on Research, Education and Support
The Kennedy’s Disease Association has worked to educate others about this lesser-known disease and to support clinical research efforts. We distributed information to more than 10,000 neurologists to help them recognize clinical signs and symptoms of Kennedy’s Disease.
Will my child be born with this DNA defect?
It takes an enormous amount of money to fund research…more than any of us can afford alone, but together, we are capable of great accomplishments. We are searching for available foundation grants, but the process is lengthy. We need researchers to continue their work, and it is only the KDA that makes funding this disease a priority.
Kennedy’s Disease Knows No Boundaries...
It is passed on from generation to generation in families worldwide. Males generally inherit the disease symptoms and females are the carriers. The defect is in the ‘X’ Chromosome that makes testosterone almost a poison to his body.
What is Kennedy's Disease?
Kennedy’s Disease (spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy) is an adult-onset “X” linked inherited disease with symptoms usually beginning to appear between the ages of 30 and 50. However, onset has also been reported as early as in the teens and as late as the 60s.
|Ways to Pledge|
but we make a life by what we give"
The Kennedy's Disease Association is recognized under United States of America Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3 as a publicly supported tax exempt organization as described in sections 509(a)1 and 170(b)1(A)(vi).
Here are seven ways that you can help
1. Donate Now: Currently we have three ways of making a 'secure' credit card donation
2. We need your help! Get involved with the Kennedy's Disease Association by volunteering your time or services
3. Mail in your donation. Send a check or money order tax-deductible donation to:
Kennedy's Disease Association
P.O. Box 1105
Coarsegold, CA 93614-1105
6. Use the Good Search Toolbar
Each time you search the Internet or shop online at one of our participating stores, a donation will be made to Kennedys Disease Association at no cost to you!
7. Canadian Donations
The KDA is pleased to announce that our Canadian friends can now make donations directly to a Canadian laboratory that is conducting Kennedy's Disease research. These donations are considered tax deductible for Canadians.