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!

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We are thrilled to announce that the 2017 Sacramento MG Walk Hero is…Bob Younker!
Bob didn’t experience his first symptoms with MG until much later in his life. He was 78 years old at the time when he and his wife were planning to visit their daughter, who is a foreign services officer, in South Africa. Prior to the trip, Bob started to notice the start of his symptoms. He would do oil paintings of all his grandchildren, but found he was having real difficulty painting. His neck was drooping and he found he had to physically hold his chin up. Even when his doctor put him in a brace, his neck still drooped. An active and fit man, Bob used to work out at the gym a lot and could leg press 220 lbs. Now he was finding he could only do 80lbs. Expressing these symptoms , he was advised not to go on the trip to South Africa. He started to see a neurologist to find the answer to why these symptoms were occurring, and as his doctor had some good experience in dealing with MG, he received his diagnosis and was started on treatments.

It wasn’t until about 4-5 years after being diagnosed that Bob heard about the MG Walk in San Francisco. He had seen some advertisements in the mail and wanted to do something positive for the cause. Prior to the Walk, he had only met one other person living with MG, but he wanted to learn more about the journey of others and what positive steps others were taking and that he could try to continue to improve his health. It was so incredible for him to hear the stories of others living with MG and to raise the funds that were going to help him and all those he was meeting in the MG community.

As the 2017 Sacramento MG Walk Hero, Bob wants to inspire others with his story and help others learn more about MG, just as the stories of others helped him. He knows just how important it is to support one another and encourages all those living with MG to continue learning all you can about your diagnosis, create a great support system and care team to find the best course of action and treatments for you, and to always keep faith. He is excited to be at the Walk on November 18 with his fantastic support system of family and friends who have been there for him since the very beginning, and to Walk closer to a cure with all those in the MG Community.

Meet our 2017 Sacramento MG Walk Medical Ambassadors!

Dr. David P. Richman
UC Davis Health, Department of Neurology

David P. Richman’s professional interests include biochemistry and pharmacology of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, diseases of neuromuscular transmission, and pathogenesis and control of autoimmune response in myasthenia gravis. Richman has co-authored an extensive list of publications and book chapters on neurological disease and related topics. His research activities have focused on myasthenia, myasthenia gravis and multiple sclerosis.

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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

If you have questions or want to know more, contact us today:
1-855.MG.Walks (1-855.649.2557)

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Goal: $15,000
10 percent raised
$0 raised so far
in Sacramento
$15,000 to go!

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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.