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!
Use the following documents to help spread the world to your network and community about the upcoming Greater Los Angeles MG Walk!
Ironically, Evan Greene’s symptoms began while working out at the gym. This was fifteen years ago, when myasthenia gravis awareness was significantly more muted than it is today, so his solution was to simply workout harder. No matter how hard he pushed, though, his arms continued to weaken, leaving him at a loss of what was going on.
His continued ptosis (drooping) in his eye and emergent double-vision brought him to the eye doctor – and on a journey towards diagnosis that many other MG patients would recognize. There were blood tests, Tensilon tests, spinal taps, a near MS diagnosis – all negative. It took eight months later – in summer of 2003 – but finally an ACH test confirmed a myasthenia gravis diagnosis.
Fast forward to the spring of 2004, had his first of two thymectomies, to reduce his symptoms. While it worked, his symptoms were not completed eliminated. Surgery has improved his vision greatly, but his upper body strength, and his whole physical life has been impacted by his diagnosis.
Upon his initial diagnosis, Evan felt alone and isolated with a disease so few people had. Doctors weren’t able to give him much more information or connect him to other MG patients. Thankfully, he found the MGFA and the MG Walk. Since then, he’s had a front row seat to the emergence of more and more resources for MG patients. Much of that is because of Evan himself. Evan has been a leader in the fight to end MG and joined the MG Walk in its first year, back in 2011, and he and his team have participated ever since. They have done amazing fundraising each year for the Walk, having raised over $85,000 in the seven years they have participated. Evan even participated in a “Dancing with the Stars” fundraiser to benefit his MG Walk efforts and last year his children took to social media to raise awareness with a “Pie in the Face” awareness challenge in support of their dad. Now, in his eighth MG Walk, Evan is ready to do even more to bring awareness and raise funds for MG as our Greater Los Angeles Walk Hero.
Evan is honored to be the Greater Los Angeles MG Walk Hero and looks to inspire others to do more in their MG battle. He says, learning and understanding as much as possible about your MG diagnosis – and connecting to every person and resource possible is key to your MG journey.
Evan is a prime example of how, even though an MG diagnosis can rob you of a lot of your physicality, you can still live – and thrive – with MG…and in Evan’s case, inspire thousands of others to advocate for themselves – and the entire MG community.
Dr. Mahajan is a highly qualified, triple board-certified neurologist with extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of neuromuscular diseases. She has performed and interpreted several hundred muscle and nerve biopsies. With her multidisciplinary training, she is able to uniquely integrate cutting-edge genetic diagnostic techniques with muscle pathology and state-of-the-art laboratory sciences into her clinical management. Her expertise in clinical neuromuscular medicine and pathology allows Attune Health to provide advanced neurological care to patients with autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory myopathies. Dr. Mahajan received her board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine. She is board certified in clinical neuromuscular pathology by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. Dr. Mahajan is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California. She is also an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the World Muscle Society.
If you would like to join us as a local Medical Ambassador, contact the MG Walk Team at 855-649-2557 or email@example.com.
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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
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