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Cathy Sanita Named New Executive Director for Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Raleigh District

The local Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) office has announced Cathy Sanita has been appointed Executive Director of the Raleigh District covering 18 counties.

Raleigh, NC, March 08, 2013 --( The local Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) office has announced that Cathy Sanita has been appointed Executive Director of the Raleigh District. Ms. Sanita’s operations and leadership experience along with her involvement with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women program will bring new energy that will enhance MDA’s mission in the Raleigh District.

Ms. Sanita has been leading efforts in business operations, marketing management, public relations and human resources in the Triangle area for 17 years. Prior to that, her business experience included work in New York focusing on administrative management and business development. Over the years, Ms. Sanita has volunteered for numerous organizations and held various leadership roles on boards and committees. Most recently, her involvement with Go Red For Women included event logistics, securing sponsors and working with vendors for various events.

“I am honored to have been selected for this position,” said Ms. Sanita. “MDA has had a powerful impact through its pioneering efforts in the field of neuromuscular diseases. It is my vision to continue to grow the programs and services we provide to individuals in our community living with progressive muscle diseases and to develop strong partnerships with the business community to support our mission.”

MDA’s Raleigh district covers 18 counties north to the Virginia border and south through Fayetteville. Individuals with neuromuscular disease can receive excellent care at the MDA Clinics at Duke University Medical Center in Durham and at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. In addition to the MDA clinics, services provided include support groups, assistance with durable medical equipment, summer camp, flu shots, advocacy, online support services and public and professional health education.

To register with MDA, schedule an appointment, or to find out about a myriad of MDA services available to local families, contact the MDA office in Raleigh at 919-783-0222 or visit

About MDA
MDA is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. In addition to funding about 300 research teams worldwide (present grant awards exceed $91.4 million) MDA maintains a national network of some 200 hospital-affiliated clinics; facilitates hundreds of support groups for families affected by neuromuscular diseases, and provides extraordinary local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters fighting progressive muscle diseases. In the Raleigh area, MDA currently is funding notable research projects underway at Duke University and at University of North Carolina Hospitals.
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