It was a great day of awareness, fundraising for important resources for those living with MG, and such great support in the MG Community. Keep the momentum going! All fundraising pages will remain open through December, so there is still time to reach all of our goals. Reach out to your family, friends, and coworkers and tell them all about your great experience at the walk (be sure to show them all the photos!), and encourage them to support you. Follow up and thank all those that did donate, and please contact the MG Walk Office for any tips on post-event fundraising.

Thank you all for an amazing day, a great event, and for coming together and doing all we can to reach the ultimate finish line…a world without myasthenia gravis!

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We are thrilled to announce that our 2017 Central Florida MG Walk Hero is…Bob Oldham!

Bob’s journey with MG started only 4 years ago when he was working at Kennedy Space Center and started to immediately experience double vision for no discernible reason. It was an immediate red flag to him and he visited the doctors at NASA who initially thought he was having a stroke and sent him to the hospital for 3 days. After that ordeal, he was sent to a neurologist who had immediate thoughts that Bob was experiencing myasthenia gravis and started him on treatments to confirm him diagnosis. However, after numerous tests, the results came back negative. He was sent for an eye exam and tests and his eye doctor was confident as well that Bob had MG. That’s when he was finally started on treatments.

Right from the start, Bob’s wife did a lot of research to learn more of this new diagnosis. It was through this research that they started to become connected to local support groups in Orlando, but that was also an hour away. This led him to the idea of starting a support group in Melbourne, and with support from the MGFA and a place to meet, the group was started and has been going strong for a year and a half. It’s also been evident to Bob that a lot of people in the area don’t know too much about what MG is, and he even had experience with a doctor in the beginning who was not educated on MG and dismissed his symptoms. A man of action, Bob has worked tirelessly to get the word out to the medical community, sending packets of information about MG and the programs and services offered by the MGFA, the MG Walk, and the support group to 17 different neurologists in the area.

Bob furthers his involvement in getting involved with the MG Walk, especially because it was where he found a great sense of inspiration. Even though he was in a scooter at the time, he saw and met many people that were living with MG, but still looked so healthy. It was the first time he felt he could really beat this. Now, he continues to rally members of the support group and the community to keep spreading the word and to keep getting involved in raising the funds that make all these great resources available to those that need them. He has plans to continue his outreach, and I now integral in bringing the MG Walk even closer to Melbourne and Central Florida.

It’s incredibly important to stay involved and continue educating others about what MG is, how the symptoms present, and what different factors can pose a risk. Bob continues to find ways to grow his outreach, inspire others that there is hope, and encourage others to get involved and continue to make progress forward.

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

If you have questions or want to know more, contact us today:
1-855.MG.Walks (1-855.649.2557)

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Goal: $10,000
10 percent raised
$0 raised so far
in Central Florida
$10,000 to go!

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Checks should be mailed to:

MG Walk Office 1707 N. Randall Rd, Suite 200 Elgin, IL 60123
Please include the participant, team, and Walk location in the memo section.