THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT THE 2017 SOUTH FLORIDA MG WALK!

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!

Check out all the great photos and relive the memories of a great Walk!

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We are thrilled to announce that our 2017 South Florida MG Walk Hero is…Marilyn Cohen!
 


It was 17 years ago that Marilyn first started experiencing MG. It started as she was driving and was having some issues with her vision. Things started to progress from there and she soon started to feel full body symptoms of myasthenia gravis. She had a dropped foot, her eyes were half closed, she couldn’t lift her arms, couldn’t swallow or chew, and couldn’t walk. She kept getting weaker and weaker and when she went to a doctor, they thought she was having a stroke. Once they did the Tensilon test, though, Marilyn was immediately diagnosed with MG.

Unlike others though, Marilyn had seen it before. Her friend and neighbor, Barry, was going through his own diagnosis as well and she had been with him through several hospital visits and intubations. It was Barry that introduced her to the support group. The first day, she just listened, hearing and being inspired by the stories of others. Eventually her participation grew and she was soon leading the support group. As someone who always wants to help others, this has been the absolute right place for her to be. By bringing positivity and humor to the group, coupled with her understanding and passion to help others, people have said they always feel much better after being a part of the group. They know they need to help each other.

Marilyn has done such incredible work leading the charge in her community to bring awareness to the cause. She increased her efforts even more when she was contacted by the MGFA and learned of her first MG Walk in her area a few years back. Though she had many in the group that might not be able to physically walk, they did support by making very generous donations. Marilyn’s fundraising outreach for the Walk has been a great avenue to educate others, let them know what it means to go through MG, and remind them that no cure or advancements can happen without their support.

Marilyn continues her amazing work for the MG Walk and the entire MG community. As the South Florida MG Walk Hero, she plans to continue helping others going through their own MG diagnoses, and educating others who may not understand the disease or what their family member is going through. She knows support is the key; support for each other and support for the cause. There can be a positive outcome, and together we will get there.


 

Meet our 2017 South Florida MG Walk Medical Chair…Dr. Alexandra Soriano!

 

 

 

Dr. Soriano is honored to be a part of the MG community and this years MG walk!  She completed her neurology residency training with a focus on neuromuscular medicine at Instituteo Technologico de Santo Domingo  She completed her internship at North Shore University Hospital in New York. She currently has an neurology practice at Cleveland Clinic Florida as well as a fellowship at Penn State Geisinger-Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and sees patients with a variety of disorders including Myasthenia Gravis. She enjoys educating patients on how to thrive with this condition.


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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Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, FL

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Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, FL 26.274128, -80.176774

 

Thank you to our sponsors!
 

Goal: $20,000
80 percent raised
$14,869 raised so far
in South Florida
$5,131 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.