CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ--(Marketwired - Mar 17, 2014) - MYOS Corporation (OTCBB: MYOS), an emerging biotherapeutics and bionutrition company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of products that improve human muscle health and performance ("MYOS" or the "Company"), announced today that the Company will participate in the New Jersey MDA Muscle Walk fundraising event on March 23, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
MYOS employees, affiliates and their families have teamed up to pay tribute to children and adults served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and to raise funds in support of MDA's global research program for muscular dystrophy and related diseases. In 2013, more than 50,000 people participated in MDA Muscle Walks across the country that raised a record-breaking $7 million. More than $23 million has been raised since the Walk's inception in 2011.
"As an emerging biotherapeutic leader in muscle health MYOS has an unwavering commitment to the treatment of degenerative muscle disease," said Lindsey Penrose, MYOS' Vice President of Business Development. "Team MYOS is walking to further the Company's mission to raise awareness and make an impact toward the fundraising efforts for the advancement of the research and support initiatives of MDA."
The MDA Muscle Walk® is a series of fun, non-competitive local walks held across the country. It is the largest event of its kind in the United States. Individuals walk to honor adults and children with any of the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases and to raise funds to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association foster research and provide vital services to families affected by neuromuscular disease. The walks are family-oriented gatherings that are open and accessible to everyone -- children, adults, grandparents, students, corporate teams and more. The New Jersey local MDA Muscle Walk will be at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. For more information, visit www.mda.org.
About MYOS Corporation
MYOS is a developmental stage bionutrition and biotherapeutics company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of products that improve muscle health and function essential to the management of sarcopenia, cachexia and degenerative muscle diseases. MYOS is the owner of MYO-T12®, the first clinically proven natural myostatin inhibitor. Myostatin is a natural regulatory protein, which inhibits muscle growth and recovery. Medical literature suggests that lowering myostatin levels has many potential health benefits including increased muscle mass, healthy weight management, improved energy levels, stimulation of muscle healing as well as treating sarcopenia, a condition of age-related loss of muscle mass. For more information on MYO-T12 and to discover why MYOS is known as "The Muscle Company,"™ visit www.myoscorp.com.
The Company's first commercial product MYO-X™, powered by MYO-T12®, is distributed by Maximum Human Performance (MHP) and is currently available on popular retailer websites including www.mhpstrong.com, www.bodybuilding.com and in specialty retailers including GNC and Vitamin Shoppe and others. MYOS believes that MYO-X, as well as future products it envisions, will redefine existing standards for muscle health.
Any statements in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking statements. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those relating to the successful continued research of MYO-T12® and its effects on myostatin inhibition, including our research and development activities, product and customer demand, the continued growth of repeat purchases, market acceptance of our products, the ability to create new products through research and development, the continued growth in market expansion and revenue, the successful entry into new markets, the ability to attract additional investors and increase shareholder value, the ability to generate the forecasted revenue stream and cash flow from sales of MYO-X, the ability to achieve a sustainable profitable business, the effect of economic conditions, the ability to protect our intellectual property rights, the continued growth and expansion of MYO-X in GNC, Vitamin Shoppe and other specialty retail stores, the ability to strengthen our manufacturing relationships and reduce the costs of our products, competition from other providers and products, risks in product development, our ability to raise capital to fund continuing operations, and other factors discussed from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement for events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made except as required by law.
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