Come and join us for the 2017 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 that the 2017 Delaware Valley MG Walk Hero is…Clarissa Toms!
 


Clarissa was first diagnosed with MG right before her 21st birthday, but her symptoms had actually started when she was in high school. She was a very active teenager, especially with her high school cheerleading team, and noticed her first symptoms of MG when her legs became very weak and would give out on her during cheerleading. She even passed out at an event. The weakness got worse after graduating high school, and she soon started to notice difficulty swallowing and had a hard time even talking. It got so bad that she couldn’t even swallow chicken broth, and she knew it was time to get checked out. She had gone to doctors to figure it out, but one night went to the ER where she was put in touch with a neurologist at the hospital. After a few blood tests, her diagnosis of MG was confirmed, and Clarissa found herself spending Thanksgiving 2015 in the hospital as she underwent different treatments for her new diagnosis.

Myasthenia gravis was a hard reality for Clarissa as she had been so active and athletic not a few years before. She was the varsity captain of her cheerleading team and was going to the gym every other day, but now, only a few years later, she finds it hard to exercise for a straight 20 minutes. Her new reality had her researching all she could about MG and she was soon looking for ways to get involved and do even more. Knowing of other charity Walks that take place, she went in search for one close to her for MG and came across the Delaware Valley MG Walk last year. It ended up being a very positive experience for her as she was able to meet and talk with people who understood on a firsthand basis what she had been going through.

Clarissa finds it very important to raise awareness for MG and looks to inspire and educate people with her own story. She has made up flyers with her picture and story and what MG is and hangs them up in her place of work as well as her parents’ place of work. It’s important for people to know more about MG and get involved to continue spreading the word.

As the 2017 Delaware Valley MG Walk Hero, Clarissa hopes her story will continue to inspire others, especially those going through their own diagnoses. She was very young when she experienced her first symptoms and really had no idea what she was in for at first. She wants others to know that even though it can be scary and uncertain and could require some new modifications in your life, she says to keep pushing through, never give up, and it does get better. She is excited to have everyone join her and her own amazing support system…her family and friends…on Oct 1. at the Delaware Valley MG Walk!


Thank you to our 2017 Delaware Valley MG Walk Medical Ambassadors!
 

Krista Remmel, PA Neurology
Lehigh Valley Health Network


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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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Thank you to our sponsors!
 

Goal: $25,000
40 percent raised
$9,743 raised so far
in Delaware Valley
$15,257 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.