BATON ROUGE, LA — Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne received the Ambassador of Hope Award last week at the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Greater Baton Rouge’s annual Winter Wine Down. Lt. Governor Dardenne has been working with MDA for more than 40 years.
“MDA’s work is important to the advancement of treating muscular diseases and ensuring those living with muscle disease have the highest possible quality of life,” Lt. Governor Dardenne said. “This is very special to me because I have seen so many families positively impacted by the association’s work.”
Lt. Governor Dardenne has hosted the local MDA telethon for more than 30 years after first getting involved with the organization while at LSU.
"MDA was very proud to honor Lt. Governor Dardenne for his tireless support to raise awareness in the Greater Baton Rouge community about muscular dystrophy,” Alicia Murphy, executive director of MDA of Greater Baton Rouge, said. “His dedication and service to MDA and the families we serve are greatly appreciated and inspire us to continue raising funds and awareness until one day we find a cause and cure for 40 neuromuscular diseases.”