THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT THE 2017 KENTUCKY MG WALK!

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!

Click here for photos from the event and relive the memories of a great Walk!

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We are thrilled to announce that the 2017 Kentucky MG Walk Hero is…Kim Eldridge!
 


Kim was first diagnosed with MG back in October of 2011, but had been experiencing odd symptoms almost a year prior. At the time, she was leading a very active life, completing a college degree and doing yoga on a regular basis. Oddly, she was finding she was having a lot of difficulty doing yoga poses that were once very easy for her. This was an easy thing to brush off at the time, but once Kim started experiencing double vision, she knew she needed to find out what was going on. The second she was able to, Kim saw a neuro-opthalmologist who diagnosed her with generalized myasthenia gravis. In the time between diagnosis to today, she has been hospitalized a total of 3 times and is working to come back from a decline she had in 2015. After starting the treatments that work right for her, she has thankfully not been hospitalized since.

As many who are first diagnosed with MG, Kim wanted to know everything she could know about MG and started to do a lot of research for information and support. It was through her research that she came across the support group and heard about the MG Walk. The support group also led her to the MGFA where she was able to find even more helpful resources as she was going through her diagnosis. Always someone who values the importance of getting involved and making the change the you wish to see, Kim volunteers a lot of her time with the MGFA, helping to plan the conference that just took place in New Orleans this year, as well as serving on about 3 committees focusing on patient and doctor education of MG. She is also stepping into a leadership role with the support group that got her involved in the first place.

Volunteering with the MGFA, captaining her Walk team, and raising funds to drive forward the mission of the MGFA are all important ways Kim works to make a positive difference for the MG Community. The MG Walk has been a fantastic way to get the word out and is a great way for the public to learn about this disease many have never heard of before. As the Kentucky MG Walk Hero, she is proud to do all she can to educate others, raise the funds needed for important resources, and inspiring those going through their own journeys with MG. She knows how important support can be and encourages anyone living with MG to seek out that support. It can make a real difference being around others that can relate to you and being a positive influence for them. The MG Walk is a great place to see that in action and Kim looks forward to walking with everyone on Walk Day and inspiring everyone to continue their amazing work to bring positive advancements for the MG Community!


Thank you to our 2017 Kentucky MG Walk Medical Ambassadors!
 

Johanna Harris
Nurse Practitioner
University of Louisville Physicians Neurology


 

MG Walk in the Media!

Check out the great coverage of the Walk on WHAS11, featuring our MG Walk Hero, Kim Eldridge! Click here to view the video!


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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Thank you to our sponsors!
 

Goal: $15,000
100 percent raised
$15,723 raised so far
in Kentucky
CONGRATULATIONS!

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.