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!
Jerry Friedman’s father struggled with a variety of mysterious symptoms, including weakness, for most of his adult life, but he wasn’t properly diagnosed with MG until his late sixties. A few years after Jerry’s father passed away, his good friend Evan Greene was also diagnosed with MG. Having two people in his life affected by such a rare, little known disease, was such an extraordinary coincidence, that it motivated Jerry to get involved with MGFA…to do all he could to help find a cure.
Since that time, our Greater Los Angeles Walk Hero has become a true champion for MG by raising both awareness and research funds. Jerry’s fundraising success has grown every year, and last year alone, he raised over $10,000 for the 5th Annual MG Walk, bringing critical funds to our MG community.
This year Jerry plans to focus on increasing the size and impact of growing the MG Walk, and inspiring people to share their stories. He believes strongly in the power of building community, and in his words, “Miracles happen when people start to share their experience with the disease.” Through online marketing, and networking with professionals across different industries, he has set the ambitious goal of doubling the numbers of participants in the 2016 Greater LA MG Walk.
His biggest piece of advice to everyone out there raising money for the MG Walk is JUST ASK! “If you don’t ask you don’t receive. Share your story and let’s make people aware of MG. We have to get past being embarrassed or afraid to ask for money, because the more funding we get, the more research and advancements can happen.”
The MG Walk Campaign is extremely fortunate to have Jerry working tirelessly and passionately for the MGFA, and the tens of thousands of MG constituents across the country! This year Jerry will be walking with Evan Greene’s team at the 2016 Greater Los Angeles MG Walk. Be sure to find him on Walk Day and say hello!
Please note: There will be no meeting of the Greater Los Angeles MG Support Group in December. Stay tuned in the new year for the 2017 meeting schedule.
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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