As you know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ALL of our 2020 MG Walks were combined with our MGFA Together We Stand virtual event which was held on October 10. We made this decision for the health and safety of our participants, sponsors, volunteers, and staff. We hope you were able to join us for that broadcast event, but if not, here is the video.
Furthermore, due to the uncertainty and unpredictability of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have unfortunately decided to move ALL 2021 spring walks into the fall timeframe. Our goal is to host actual in-person events next fall, but of course we will take the necessary precautions and make decisions about in-person events early next year. As always, your safety is and will continue to be our primary concern. The 2021 MG Walk dates will be available soon!
You can still raise money and fundraise for this year’s efforts by visiting your walk page at www.mgwalk.org. 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).
Prizes for any fundraising done prior to Oct. 15 were already shipped so if you plan to do any fundraising from now until the end of the year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about your fundraising prizes.
If you have checks to turn in, please mail to:
MG Walk Office
1707 N. Randall Rd, Suite 200
Elgin, IL 60123
Thank you for your continued support of the MGFA and the MG community and we hope to see you next year!
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.
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