Kennedy's Disease Association

A Public Benefit, Non-Profit Organization

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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.

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The Kennedy’s Disease Association has worked to educate others about this lesser-known disease and to support clinical research efforts.

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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.

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It is passed on from generation to generation in families worldwide. Males generally inherit the disease symptoms and females are the carriers.

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SAVE THE DATE! The 2018 KDA Conference will be held in San Diego, CA. Wednesday, 10/31 thru Friday 11/2/18. Details will be posted soon. Look forward to seeing everyone!

  • GoFundMe Star Ralph Briones Gives Us a Voice. Ralph Briones is currently at $17,075 of his $15,000 goal! Way to go Ralph! We at the KDA are amazed at your impact. Check out his GoFundMe page to see his story and check out this video he produced that gives us a voice. We are not alone, we are in this struggle together. Hope to see you this fall in San Diego. 

  • The NIH (National Institutes of Health) is collecting DNA samples for a KD study. They are looking for genetic markers that impact the progression of KD and our quality of life. If you have been diagnosed with Kennedy's Disease, please contact Angela Kokkinis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will send you a saliva collection kit.

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