MG Walk Funding in Action

As the MG Walk Campaign embarks on its 6th year, we celebrate the impact we’ve made, including the recruitment of 22,000 Walkers and raising more than $3.5 million in 5 years. Your MG Walk contributions are helping the MGFA change the world for people living with myasthenia gravis in the following ways:

Driving research to find the cause, better treatments, and eventually a cure for MG by:

– Funding pilot grants that can lead to new research pathways
– Finding post doctoral fellowships to bring the brightest and best to the field
– Bringing top researchers together to exchange ideas at national and international scientific seminars
– Advocacy with government and the pharmaceutical industry for more MG research
– Managing the only patient registry for myasthenia gravis

Ensuring people can easily access the information they need to live with MG by providing:

– Nationwide educational webinars and podcasts
– Nationwide information and referral hotline
– A comprehensive, interactive website

Connecting people living with MG with each other to learn, share, and cope by establishing:

– A growing network of in-person and online support groups
– The “MG” Friends program for those in need to talk to experienced peers
– A national conference and local educational programs

Raising awareness by:

– Outreach and education for healthcare professionals
– Educating the public about MG and recognizing symptoms of muscle weakness
– Advocating for key public and private sector issues such as access to healthcare and treatment, as well as disability rights