We have missed our MG Walks, seeing you in person and having the time to celebrate each other and raise funds for research, awareness, and advocacy.  This has been a unique year and in light of the pandemic, MGFA is unable to host in-person events this year. The health and safety of our community is our top priority.

Instead, we will COME TOGETHER and combine our 2020 MG Walks and fundraising efforts to highlight and recognize our Walk leaders, volunteers, and participants as part of the Together We Stand virtual event. Although we cannot be together in-person, it does not mean our mission has changed.  

WE NEED YOUR HELP MORE THAN EVER. Please register to join us and continue your generous, impactful fundraising efforts in the coming months to help people with MG. When you register for a virtual walk, you can continue to help support the mission and be part of this virtual event by rallying your friends and family to get involved from across the globe!  Every dollar raised will get us one step closer to our goal: A world without myasthenia gravis!   

In the same spirit as the Walks, we would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, October 10, noon eastern , for a virtual event- MGFA Together We Stand; a celebration of the power of community, hope and love.  We’ll spotlight our amazing volunteers and support groups, those living with MG, our MG Walk participants, researchers, partners, and medical professionals who work hard to achieve progress every day across the global MG community. Together We Stand as one community in the fight against MG!

Prior to the event on October 10th, you can get involved in several ways: 

  1. REGISTER for the Virtual MG Walk in your community or anywhere for that matter-It’s virtual!
  2. Ask friends and family across the country to join you or your team virtually.
  3. Set a goal and fundraise via your personal walk page- all MG Walk prizes still apply *
  4. Just for fun, select a day, dress in your favorite MG attire and walk or stroll in your neighborhood or yard, in your house, down the driveway, on the treadmill or just think about walking!   If you don’t want to walk, you can just fundraise!
  5. Take photos and/or video to share with MGFA and on social media showing how you choose to participate in a virtual walk and ask friends and family to support the mission with a donation
  6. Complete your virtual “walk” by September 26 and the photos and videos you send us will be used by MGFA for our MGFA Together We Stand event to recognize those that take part! The sooner you share, the sooner they’ll be used leading up to the event!
  7. Remember to use the hashtag #MGFATogtherWeStand or email me at sgardner@myasthenia.org

ALL previous donations and future fundraising for the MG Walks will be applied to the MGFA Together We Stand virtual event and will benefit the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America to help:

  1. Fund and support new impactful research
  2. Create new treatment opportunities
  3. Improve the quality of life for those living with MG
  4. Provide support groups and offer guidance
  5. Inform medical professionals and educate people about the challenges of living with MG

*All fundraisers will receive a T-shirt and other prizes based on your fundraising totals:

  1. $50 for an MG Cooler
  2. $100 for a T-shirt
  3. $250 or more for other prizes

You can fundraise online or send checks to:
MG Walk Office
1707 N. Randall Rd, Suite 200
Elgin, IL 60123

THANK YOU for your past and future support of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. We are excited to see your virtual walk activities and we look forward to “seeing” you on October 10!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

 

National Presenting Sponsors

 

National Sponsors

 

 

Local Sponsor