COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION
The health and safety of our participants, sponsors, volunteers and staff is our top concern. We are disappointed to share with you that ALL spring walks from March 14-May 30 have been postponed until further notice. We will look at potential dates for this fall and keep you updated as we learn more. If we are able to secure a fall date, then all donations will roll over to the new walk date.
**Any decisions made going forward will absolutely be dependent on where we are at with this global health crisis.
All donations and fundraising for this year’s MG Walk will benefit the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and help to support research, awareness, and advocacy. You can still raise money and fundraise for this year’s efforts by visiting your walk page at www.mgwalk.org. If we are unable to secure dates this fall, then all fundraisers will receive the MG Walk t-shirt and other prizes based on your fundraising totals ($50 for MG Walk Cooler, $100 for the MG Walk t-shirt, $250+ for additional prizes) one month after your current walk date. MG Walk staff will be in touch with more information.
If you planned to turn in money on the day of the event, please mail to:
MG Walk Office
1707 N. Randall Rd, Suite 200
Elgin, IL 60123
Please understand that MGFA’s priority is the health of our patients, family members, and friends, and this has not been an easy decision to make but it has been made with your health, safety, and general wellbeing in mind. Thanks as always for your continued support and dedication… and we hope to see you soon!
COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE FORT WORTH MG COMMUNITY… The MG Walk isn’t really about walking — it’s about supporting the MG community, and we need YOU to make that happen. MG is a rare and chronic neuromuscular autoimmune disease affecting tens of thousands of people. When you come together with friends and family to walk in your community, you give hope to everyone impacted by MG. Money raised from the MG Walk funds research towards better treatments, bringing us closer to a cure, and supports services for those living with MG. That’s why we join forces at this event—walking or not—supporting each other toward the ultimate finish line, a world without myasthenia gravis! Register now to join an existing team, or to start and Captain your own!
All that’s left after that, is to create and customize your FREE personal fundraising page, share your connection to myasthenia gravis and start fundraising!
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SPREAD THE WORD!
Use the following documents to help spread the word to your network and community about the upcoming MG Walk!
MG WALK ROUTE – Coming Soon
Noah Taylor is eight years old and a third grader at Pinkerton Elementary. He was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis in 2018 and receives treatment from Dr. Diana Castro at Dallas Children’s Hospital. Noah is left handed, an avid runner, a Pokemon fanatic, and loves math. When he grows up, he wants to be a paleontologist, a neurologist, or a chef. Noah lives in Coppell, Texas with his parents, big sister, little brother, and two dogs.
Shaida Khan, D.O. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Khan specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating autoimmune neurological disorders and neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), peripheral neuropathy, inflammatory myopathies, muscular dystrophy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Dr. Khan earned her medical degree (D.O.) at UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX. She completed her neurology residency and neuromuscular medicine fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Khan is board certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine.
Dr. Khan is the Medical Director of the Neurology Ambulatory Clinic at Parkland Hospital, and was recently chosen to serve as the Vice Chair of the Women’s Issues in Neurology Section for the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Dr. Khan has research interests in myasthenia gravis and muscular dystrophy and is site investigator for some of the promising therapies in MG. Additionally, she is a mentor for several residents in their quality improvement projects.
She has received several awards for her work as a clinician, educator, and young investigator. She was awarded the 2017 AAN Fellow Scholarship to the Annual meeting, the Fred Baskin Young Investigator Award for her research in muscular dystrophy, the Roger Rosenberg Fellow of the Year Award, and received the UT Southwestern Wellstone MDCRC training grant from the NIH. She attained distinction as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society in 2014, in which she was elected by the medical students of UT Southwestern. Dr. Khan is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Texas Neurological Society, Texas Medical Association, Dallas CMS County Medical Society, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
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 and 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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