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!
When she was first diagnosed, she did a lot of research, but became terrified of the negative stories she read. She knew how important it was for people in the MG Community to look positively on their life. She started a group called Myasthenia Positive Vibes (which is also on Facebook) that focuses on what people can do, not what they can’t do. They celebrate the wins in their lives, no matter how big or how small. If all you did was go for a walk today, at least you went for a walk, and that’s a good thing!
She continues to bring this energy and passion to the MG Walk in New England, where she has participated for 3 years, 2017 being her fourth. As the MG Walk Hero, she wants to inspire people living with MG to find positivity. There is so much hope out there for MG patients and she wants to make sure people never lost that hope. She continues to raise funds to help all those in the MG Community and the medical community. It is important for people to be aware and educated, especially so it doesn’t take so long for doctors to diagnose someone with MG. She will continue to raise funds for the ultimate goal of finding a cure for MG, and is looking forward to walking this year with all those in New England looking to do the same!
Dr. Amanda Guidon is an Instructor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a neuromuscular specialist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she directs the myasthenia gravis clinic. After completing her neurology residency and neuromuscular fellowships at Duke, she joined the faculty at MGH in 2013. She is board certified in neurology, and neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Guidon serves as a member of the medical and scientific advisory board of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) and the Myasthenia Gravis Association of New England (MGANE). She participates in clinical trials and multi-center research projects in myasthenia.
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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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