Kennedy's Disease Association

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 "I am amazed at the wonderful support that the KDA gives to the men and families affected by KD. The progress made by current research on animal models of KD and by therapeutic trials gives reason to hope that the disease that I described 40 years ago will finally be conquered."
-- William R. Kennedy, M.D.
The KDA is proud to provide information, education, and support to over 3 Million visitors.


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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This KDA hand made sign pictured below is being auctioned on e bay. Jack Durning, a KD patient, is donating the sign as a fundraiser to support the KDA. You have until July 30th to place your bids and support the KDA. To place a bid, click here.



KDA 2016 Conference. November 9-11. San Diego, CA. For more information, click here. To register, click here.

2016KDAGolfScramble.thinJPG KDA Golf Scramble. High Meadow Ranch Golf Club. Magnolia, Texas. For details, click on the image above. 


You are not alone because we are all family


The KDA's mission is to inform, support, educate,

fund research, and find a cure for Kennedy's Disease

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