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!
One of the things that has shocked her most since her diagnosis, is how little doctors know about MG. During her first crisis, the ER didn’t seem to know what to do and was overwhelmed, though luckily the pulmonologist knew what to do. Just recently she underwent Lasik eye surgery and was given a prescription for a medication she knows would react negatively with her MG. The knowledge seems to be very limited, and a member of the medical community, and the MG community, Lauren hopes to bridge that gap.
Last year was the first year Lauren was able to participate in the MG Walk…and became one of the most successful fundraisers of the entire campaign. Her team, Vent Stoppers, raised over $18,000 for the South Carolina MG Walk, thanks to the generosity and support of her family and friends. This year, she’s been an integral part in moving the Walk to Charleston and working to engage the local support groups in the area and the large medical community for the Walk’s third year. Her incredible team and support system are back to walk with her again this year. As the MG Walk Hero, she hopes to inspire others to keep their positivity through their new reality with MG. She has been through so much since her diagnosis, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. She is working hard to raise the funds and awareness needed for MG patients so there can be better treatments, no complications, and ultimately a cure for 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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