2021 MG Walks will be Virtual
On behalf of the MGFA, and the guidance of our Medical Advisory Council, we have decided to host our MG Walks and fundraising season VIRTUALLY again this year. Although recent developments with vaccines have spurred hope and anticipation for a return to “normal,” we are still very much in a pandemic and the health and safety of our MG Community is paramount.
We cannot host in-person events and be confident that community members would not be at risk. The very nature of walks and fundraising events is to bring large numbers of attendees together and we are still being advised not to do so. Data to date suggests that MG patients appear to have a higher risk of severe COVID infections than the general population because treatments can leave them immunocompromised. As an organization, we cannot in good faith put those we serve in any type of harm’s way or risk of their health.
We strongly believe that raising funds should continue but not at the risk of any one person getting sick at an MGFA function. Currently, in the non-profit sector, the vast majority of organizations have pivoted to virtual fundraising seasons for 2021. This very much remains a standard practice.
With this said, we will not be conducting in-person walks for this year but will plan to bring back our mass gatherings in 2022. Let us catch our breath and put health ahead of the desire to get together in person. We will be back in touch with our plans for a Virtual 2021 Coast to Coast MG Walk.
We so very much appreciate your desire, passion, and commitment to support the MGFA. Should you have any questions, please contact Craig Strenger, VP of Development, at Cstrenger@myasthenia.org or call (949) 633-7878.
To register for your walk, please click the link below: