SCAD Atlanta students volunteered to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Muscle Walk April 29 at Historic Fourth Ward Park. The event was organized by MDA to benefit children and adults with chronic and terminal neurological disorders.
The event was a good opportunity for students to come together, do something for the community and support the cause creatively. Peter May, the ISSO coordinator, encouraged students to volunteer by offering face painting and photography services.
Natasha Chandel, a second-year animation major, volunteered for face painting at the event. “There were a lot of activities including carnival games and therapy dogs,”said Chandel. “I felt good contributing to such a noble cause.”
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disease that causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. There are about 200,000 cases of MD in the US every year. Although medications, therapy and surgery may help maintain function, MD usually shortens the life span of an individual. It is important to make people aware of this condition and encourage research that will support the cure of the disease.