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 the 2017 Houston MG Walk Hero is…Anna Prochazka!

Anna was officially diagnosed with MG only 3 years ago, but had been experiencing symptoms for at least 5 years before that. The symptoms started out in her eyes when she started to have double vision and droopy eyelids which became progressively worse. Around this time she had a lot of changes that were taking place in her life, including starting a new job at a restaurant where she was putting in a lot of hours. She started to find that her typical day-to-day tasks were becoming very arduous. Something that was so simple as rolling silverware became hard as there were days she couldn’t get her hands to move and complete the task. Chopping with a knife or lifting bags of potatoes all proved to be a difficult challenge. When she started a new job at a library, she found just picking up a book to be hard. This muscle weakness only continued to get worse and by 2013/2014, her symptoms became the most severe they had been , when she would have difficulty swallowing, chewing, and breathing. In February of 2014, she became pregnant with her first child and mentioned all these symptoms to her doctor. Upon hearing her story, she was sent to a neurologist who told her she had a “textbook case of MG” and confirmed the diagnosis with a blood test.

Just last year, Anna learned about and participated in the Houston MG Walk. She has found this to be the best and most visible way to let people know about MG and all that it entails. She continues to talk about her MG, never hiding the fact that she has it as it’s a reality for her. Her hope is that more and more people will at least have heard of what MG is and continue to learn all they can about it. Talking about her MG has also helped her to find others that are living with it as well and start conversations about how it can affect them and what positive steps they can continue to take to live their best lives.

As the Houston MG Walk Hero, Anna is thrilled to continue sharing her story to help others learn more about myasthenia gravis. She encourages those living with MG to keep asking questions, keep learning all you can, and keep seeking out the best solutions for you. Continue to be involved and educate those around you. As more people learn about MG and continue to raise the important funds needed, we’ll start to see quicker diagnoses, more treatment options emerging, and we’ll get closer and closer to a world without MG.

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: $15,000
10 percent raised
$0 raised so far
in Houston
$15,000 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.