On April 21, MDA launched its new social networking site, myMDA. With the goal of creating “strength in community,” the site provides an easy way to connect with other individuals and families coping with ALS in order to discuss health care, research, caregiving strategies, parenting questions and life in general.
ALS is just one of the disease-specific groups on the site, which is designed for use by anyone affected by one of the 40-plus diseases covered by MDA. Other groups exist for those interested in advocacy and for Spanish speakers.
Participants also can create groups around a variety of other special interests, such as parenting, caregiving, athletics, hobbies and more, as well as upload photos and videos, blog, chat and create personal home pages.
To join the myMDA community, go to www.mda.org/myMDA. Registration is free.