Since her diagnosis, Abby had always been involved with MG in one way or another, and so when she moved to LA she began to get involved with the support group and the beginning of the chapter there. She moved up to San Francisco and it was at her doctor’s office that she saw a flyer for the MG Walk and knew she wanted to get involved. She had done Walks before, having done the AIDS Walk for many years, and so was familiar with fundraising. And it certainly showed! In her involvement with the MG Walk, she has raised thousands of dollars and has been able to educate so many more people about myasthenia gravis.
As the Bay Area MG Walk Hero, Abby wants to inspire others to get involved. The MG Walk is a great way to help contribute to finding the cause and cure for MG and to help each other through our journeys. She knows just how scary it can be when first diagnosed, but because of the amazing efforts of the MGFA and the MG Community, more and more is being known about MG each year. She has seen how far things have come. She also hopes that those living with MG will not be ashamed of their disease. It’s ok to let others know what your needs are and when you may need help. It can be hard to learn on support, but it’s so important. We can learn so much from each other and keep our positivity and sense of humor to help us through!
Use the following documents to help spread the world to your network and community about the upcoming Bay Area MG Walk!
Not sure where to begin? Check out our fundraising tools to help you raise MG awareness and increase your fundraising!
On MG Walk Day, we gather to celebrate those we love who live with MG, commemorate the research we’ve helped to develop with funds raised!
Share your fundraising page and links to donate via email and on your social media accounts. If you have checks or cash funds to turn in, please let us know and we can help you add them to your fundraising page. Checks may be mailed to the address below. Please be sure you’ve written your team name in the memo field!
MG Walk Office
1707 N. Randall Rd, Suite 200
Elgin, IL 60123
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