History of the Foundation

The Muscular Dystrophy Research Foundation of South Africa was founded in 1974 by Mr and Mrs Newton Walker  who had a son affected with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. They, together with Wally Gough of the Rotary Club of Potchefstroom and representatives of Cripple Care Association formed the Foundation. 

Today the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of South Africa  is a registered non-profit organisation consisting of a national office and three branches which operate in the nine provinces of South Africa.

What we do

The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of South Africa assists affected persons and their families by: 

  • Providing access to international information regarding specific dystrophies.
  • Hosting informative workshops about muscular dystrophy.
  • Providing referrals to health facilities and professional counsellors.
  • Assisting with specialised disability equipment, if funding is available.
  • Providing access to social service professionals for emotional support.
  • Facilitating support groups.
  • Create public awareness on muscular dystrophy issues and disability.

View our Annual Reports

National Office

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Cape Branch

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Kwa-Zulu Natal Branch

Gauteng Branch