COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE SOUTH FLORIDA 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!

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We are thrilled to announce that the 2020 South Florida MG Walk Hero is…Cesar Morales!
 

Cesar E. Morales
 

Broward County Sheriff’s Office Detective
 

Strategic Investigations Division Gang Investigations Unit
 

Detective Cesar Morales is married to Elizabeth Morales and has five beautiful children. He has been with the Broward Sheriff’s Office for the past 22 years. He began his career in 1997, as a corrections officer with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.  He later became cross certified transferring to uniform patrol. While working on patrol he excelled in his day to day duties and was transferred to the Selective Enforcement Team, Street level narcotics, as a detective. During his time in this position, he began to develop his detective skills and was sought out to assist with multiple undercover operations.

Since then, Cesar has worked as an undercover detective for the past 12 years with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Gang Investigations Unit. As a state certified gang investigator, he has worked with local, state and federal agencies on multiple long term investigations.  These investigations have resulted in the seizures of illegal narcotics, guns, and the convictions of many violent felons and documented gang members.

In 2011, Detective Morales, was selected by the Federal Bureau of Investigations to be part of the MS-13 National Gang Task Force, where he was part of the Central American Law Enforcement Exchange.  He subsequently received gang training in Quantico, Los Angeles, Miami and San Salvador. He has been court qualified as an expert in the field of Gangs. 

In 2015, Detective Morales was awarded, the Detective of the Year award along with Gang Unit of the Year Award by the Florida Gang Investigators Association. In 2016, he was also awarded the Superior Public Service Award by the Broward County Crime Commission. In 2017, he was awarded Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by The United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida for his undercover work in a Federal Gang investigation. 

Detective Morales is also an adjunct instructor to police and corrections academies at the Broward College Institute of Public Safety. He teaches cadets about Gangs, Special Threat Groups, Extremist Groups, Illicit Drugs, and Vice Crimes.

Throughout Detective Morales’s career as an undercover he has worked in an undercover capacity in many complex investigations involving gangs and organized crime. Detective Morales has conducted numerous undercover operations as the lead detective as well as operating as an undercover officer within many gangs to include MS-13, Crips, Bloods, Latin Kings, various Motorcycle gangs and numerous violent hybrid gangs throughout South Florida.

In February of 2019,  Det. Morales was rushed to the hospital by the BSO Gang Unit with shortness of breath.  Over the next month and half, Det. Morales’ condition would continue to deteriorate. He was unable to breathe well, had issues chewing, swallowing,  and had severe muscle weakness in his legs. In March 2019, he was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. Det. Morales recovery has been a long road but he has made some improvements.  Det. Morales is continuing his MG journey and is now MG Strong! Det. Morales has made some progress and has been able to return to work in a light duty capacity. He is hopeful that his progress will continue so he can return to full duty and continue to protect and serve his community as a BSO Detective. 


Thank You To Our 2020 South Florida Medical Ambassador!
 

 

Khema R. Sharma, MD

 

I am a Professor of Neurology at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and I teach medical students, residents, neuromuscular and clinical neurophysiology fellows. I provide care to patients with immune mediated neuromuscular disorders, and perform research in these diseases, including myasthenia gravis, myasthenic syndrome, acute and chronic immune mediated demyelinating neuropathies and inflammatory myopathies.


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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

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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