Come and join us for the 2018 Delaware Valley MG Walk as we continue taking “steps” toward the ultimate finish line…a world without myasthenia gravis! Register now to join an existing team, or to start and Captain your own!

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WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR
2018 DELAWARE VALLEY MG WALK HERO IS…
DONNALEE WHITAKER!

 

 

Donnalee Whitaker spent her days making sure people who needed help got to their doctor’s appointments. Soon enough she’d be one of those very same people.

In 2015, Donnalee – a DART bus driver – was diagnosed with meningitis. After 10 days in the hospital, she was still feeling symptoms which sent her to a neurologist. The usual panel of tests were completed – including for myasthenia gravis – and all came back normal. Months later, an ocular palsy sent her to the University of Pennsylvania via her ophthalmologist where, finally, the myasthenia gravis diagnosis was made. It started as ocular MG and then was reclassified as general MG shortly after.

Once diagnosed, Donnalee began researching myasthenia gravis, and discovered the MG Walk in Delaware Valley. She dove right in, contacting the program leader and starting her team. She was committed, not only to raising funds and awareness for MG, but for giving her family an outlet to cope with her diagnosis. They rallied around her from getting sponsorships from her husband’s company to making T-shirts for her team, to walking with her on event day.

Today, Donnalee has taken her commitment and involvement in helping others in the MG Community even farther. Not only has she started up a support group in her community, but she takes every chance she can to talk about myasthenia gravis – whether at local events or by promoting her support group on her car. Her best friend Kevin has been such an integral part in helping with the new support group and her granddaughter is a huge light in her life, which inspires her to be strong every day!

As the 2018 Delaware Valley MG Walk Hero, Donnalee’s hopes to inspire those going through their own lives with MG to keep positive as you are navigating your MG journey. “You may get down and upset, but you have to keep going. We might have MG, but MG does not have us!”


Thank you to our
2018 Delaware Valley Medical Ambassadors!

 

Sami Khella, MD
University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Dr. Sami Khella is a neurologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Marinos Dalakas, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology (endowed Chair) & Director, Neuromuscular Division
Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Marinos Dalakas is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Neuromuscular Division at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Neuroimmunology Laboratory in the Department of Pathophysiology at the University of Athens Medical School in Athens, where he has been Emeritus Professor since 2016. Dr. Dalakas is an appointed member in various scientific societies and is a member of the American Neurological Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the European Neurological Society, and the International Society of Greek Neuroscientists, among other professional organizations.

 
Enrica Arnaudo, MD, PhD
Neuromuscular Medicine of Delaware
Christiana Care Health System
 

Dr. Arnaudo is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology) and by the ABPN with added qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology, and by the American Board of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).
She is a member of professional organizations as the American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.

Her main clinical interest focuses on providing expert opinion for patients suffering from neuromuscular diseases, including myasthenia gravis, motor neuron diseases, and peripheral neuropathies. She works with her neuromuscular patients to maintain their mobility and productivity through medical therapy and healthy lifestyle habits.

Krista Remmel, PA-C
Lehigh Valley Physician Group


SPREAD THE WORD!

Use the following documents to help spread the world to your network and community about the upcoming Delaware Valley MG Walk!

MG WALK POSTER – Delaware Valley

MG WALK SOCIAL MEDIA BANNER – Delaware Valley


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)
Info@MGWalk.org

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Goal: $25,000
40 percent raised
$8,305 raised so far
in Delaware Valley
$16,695 to go!

Updates

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.