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!
Sky’s father works as a nurse, and around the time of his daughter’s new diagnosis, he was working with a patient who also has MG. He told him all about the MGFA and the local support group where they could start learning more about MG. It was at the support group that they first learned of the MG Walk.
The MG Walk was the first time Sky met children that actually had this disease and realized she wasn’t alone. She was able to meet others who have gone through this new reality and was able to educate herself even more by their stories. It’s been extremely important for Sky to continue raising money and awareness for MG. She was able to be diagnosed quickly because her doctors knew of her disease and symptoms, which isn’t always the case for others. She also wants to inspire others and let them know that they can beat this.
As a very active person, swimming, dancing, volleyball and going to school, it was incredibly hard to deal with a disease that makes your muscles weak and your body exhausted. It may seem through all the doctor visits and medications that you may not be active again, but it’s not always true. Sky has good days and not so good days, including a nearly 3 week stay in the PICU and surgeries. Though she continues to have issues with her muscles and bones because of MG, she is still able to dance and go to school. It’s been great for her to maintain the activities she loves and wants to inspire others going through MG to realize they can too. With each change in her MG, Sky and her family strive to find a new normal. Sky believes that you may have a new normal, but with family support and continuing to do the things you love, you can beat your 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
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