Max Adler is using his new fame to reach out to those suffering from muscular dystrophy. He joins the MDA Muscle Team in honor of his late mother and grandmother. Good for him!
Check out his heartbreaking interview and video of his PSA:
Glee’s Bully Shares a Softer Side with MDA
Actor Max Adler is ‘making a muscle for MDA’ in honor of his late mother and grandmother with FSHD
His mother Lisa, a former dancer and art teacher, received an FSHD diagnosis in her early 40s after experiencing gradual weakness in her shoulders and arms. Her death motivated Max to become a professional actor.
The hit TV show “Glee” launched actor Max Adler into the national spotlight as football player and bully Dave Karofsky. But it’s his late mother’s fight with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy that launched him toward MDA’s Muscle Team.
Affable, well-spoken and polite, the 25-year-old from Scottsdale, Ariz., is far removed from the bully he plays on “Glee.” Last fall, Max reached out to MDA, expressing his desire to help raise awareness of muscular dystrophy in honor of his mother, Lisa, who encouraged him to become an actor.
“Many young people don’t even know about MD, or they often confuse it with MS [multiple sclerosis],” he says.
Be sure to read his full interview and view his PSA here.
Max behind the scenes at MDA: