THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT THE 2018 TALLAHASSEE 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 photos from the event and relive the memories of a great Walk!

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We are thrilled to announce that the 2018 Tallahassee MG Walk Hero is…JENNIFER TEAFF!
 


It was back in 2009 when Jennifer first started to experience the symptoms that would lead to her MG diagnosis. Her husband was stationed in the military in Guam at this time, and Jennifer was kept very busy as the mother of two little kids and as part of a soccer team in her spare time. She was feeling exhausted, which is to be expected with all she had going on, but she noticed that the exhaustion was increasing and she found she had to take way more breaks than she used to. Coupling that with her eyelid drooping and a lot of weakness in her arms and legs, it was clear she needed to figure out what was going on. She was able to see a neurologist who did a few tests and eventually diagnosed her with MG. Now stationed in Georgia, Jennifer has been seeing Dr. Shah in Jacksonville who has worked with her to find the right combos of medications and treatments. It’s been a battle since her diagnosis, but she has been hopeful with the new treatment options that are becoming available.

Around the time of her diagnosis, Jennifer’s sister started to do some research to see what resources and support were available. That’s when they first came across the MGFA and learned of the support groups in the area, living in North Carolina at the time. Jennifer started going to the meetings which is where she first learned of the MG Walk. When she was first diagnosed, she had never heard of myasthenia gravis, let alone know anything about it. Being involved with the MG Walk has given her a way to spread even more awareness and talk even more about what it’s like to live with MG. There is still much more work that needs to be done in spreading the word about MG and what it is, so she continues to stay actively involved with the Walks, raising funds that help to keep expanding out outreach and drive the mission forward.

As a military family who has lived in various part of the country, Jennifer and her family have been awarded the opportunity to be at a number of different MG Walks. Her first was in South Carolina, then the Orlando Walk after that, and was one of the top fundraisers at the Tallahassee MG Walk last year. She and her family are back again in full force. The support from her family and friends throughout her entire journey with MG has been amazing, and she’s looking forward to growing her team for this year’s Walk. Jennifer is excited to be the Tallahassee MG Walk Hero, as she knows that the more she shares her story and inspires others to get the word out and get more involved, more people will learn what MG is and what it means to live with it every day. You may look fine on the outside, but there are limitations that MG can put on your everyday life. Everyone is different and it’s important to work together to spread awareness and raise the funds that will offer more and better treatment options for all those living with MG.

Jennifer and her family are looking forward to walking with everyone on March 11 and working together to make a real difference!


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: $20,000
80 percent raised
$15,806 raised so far
in Tallahassee
$4,195 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.