Online registration is now closed. If you have not yet registered, you can do so onsite starting at 9:00 AM. Please note: online fundraising is still open!

Route:1.5 Miles or 3 Miles
Click here for directions to Freedom Park

**Please use the parking lot where Cumberland Ave. meets Lilac Rd. The link above will take you there.

Come and join us for the 2018 North Carolina MG Walk as we continue taking “steps” toward the ultimate finish line…a world without myasthenia gravis! Register now to join an existing team, or to start and Captain your own!

All that’s left after that is to create and customize your FREE personal fundraising page, share your connection to myasthenia gravis and start fundraising!

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SPREAD THE WORD!

Use the following documents to help spread the world to your network and community about the upcoming North Carolina MG Walk!

MG WALK POSTER

MG WALK SOCIAL MEDIA BANNER


Meet Our 2018 North Carolina Walk Hero…Rachel Pegram!

Rachel’s journey with Myastehnia Gravis has spanned over 30+ years, multiple states, and ultimately has led her to where she is today. However, as in all journeys, it is best to start at the beginning. The beginning for Rachel began while in middle school. Having just recovered from a nasty case of the Chicken Pox, Rachel began to notice that she was unable to walk up the stairs of the school bus…not typical of a normal teenager. In fact, at one point, Rachel’s legs gave out while walking up the stairs of the school bus, causing her to fall backwards onto the pavement. Alarmed by the fall, and reoccurring muscle weakness, Rachel’s mother rushed her to a neurologist on the Navy base that her father was stationed on. Thankfully, the neurologist immediately recognized Rachel’s symptoms as that of MG, and recommended a Thymectomy.

As the years progressed, Rachel’s life was turned upside down by her new reality of being a teenager who not only had an “embarrassing” scar left by the Thymectomy, but the reality of a teenager living with a rare disorder. Balancing medical appointments with high school became defeating for Rachel, and ultimately led to being home schooled the 2nd half of her Senior year. Unfortunately Rachel’s journey would become harder, before becoming easier. During the winter of Rachel’s freshman year of college, she experienced her first crisis, only after visiting the ER 3 separate times before the doctors realized she was in crisis.

If you asked Rachel 30 years ago if she thought she would be the person she is today, she would say ‘never in her wildest dreams’. Like many others, the diagnosis of MG as a teenager felt like a death sentence, and left Rachel questing her faith, and the fairness of the cards she was dealt. At one point, a doctor even told Rachel that she would never have kids. But Rachel always persevered, and never accepted no for an answer. Rachel now has 2 beautiful children, and uses her faith to provide ministry and council to others with MG has become Rachel’s purpose.

After raising awareness  and using the MGFA as her platform when serving as Miss Flagstaff (Miss America Organization), Rachel recognized the desire within herself to help others living with MG, and noticed that there was a need for adults in the MG community to find support and comradery. This led to Rachel becoming the Charlotte, North Carolina Support Group Leader.

“I love what I do. I love being there for everyone. The path of the last 30 years have brought me to where I am today; helping people.” – Rachel

 


Thank You To Our 2018 North Carolina Medical Ambassadors!

Dr. Donika Patel
LeBauer Neurology
Dr. Joseph Chipman
Novant Health Neurology & Sleep


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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Goal: $15,000
80 percent raised
$10,887 raised so far
in North Carolina
$4,113 to go!

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.