2014 Tallahassee MG Walk

By: WCTV Eyewitness News Email
By: WCTV Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee MG Walk

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, FL
(Near Shelters 3 & 4 and the Playground)
1 or 3 Mile Routes
Registration Opens at 9:00 AM
Walk Begins at 10:00 AM


From the MG Walk Website:

The MG Walk generates awareness, renews hope, and creates a community of support and strength. The MG Walk enables patients to talk about their illness – many for the first time – and experience an outpouring of support, concern, and a pledge from family, friends, and coworkers to do more.

Join us as we will step up for tens of thousands of Americans in the fight against MG. Click “Register” above to start or join a team. Then update your free personal fundraising page and tell the world about myasthenia gravis, and why we want a world without it!

From there, it’s as easy as asking people to support you with a contribution of any size.

What is Myasthenia Gravis (MG)?

MG affects people of any age, race or gender. The most common form of MG is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups, and can affect muscles that control eye movements, eyelids, chewing, swallowing, coughing and facial expression, as well as the arms and legs. MG can also affect breathing.

About MGFA

The MGFA is the only national volunteer health agency dedicated solely to the fight against myasthenia gravis and to serving patients with MG. MGFA has chapters around the US serving patients, their families and caregivers through support groups and programs. Each chapter is independently managed and each shares the MGFA vision of a world without MG.

With monies raised from the MG Walk, the MGFA is committed to finding a cure for myasthenia gravis and closely related disorders, improving treatment options and providing information and support to people with myasthenia gravis through research, education, community programs, and advocacy.

MG Walk Facts

The MG Walk, now in its fourth year, is the signature awareness and fundraising campaign for the MGFA. It is designed to provide hope for the thousands of families forced to face the challenges caused by myasthenia gravis. This effort will raise funds to help the MGFA continue its mission to fund research and assist those living with MG through a truly inspirational day.

Event:

Tallahassee MG Walk
Sponsor:

MGFA, MG Walk Department
Location:

Tom Brown Park, between shelters 3/4 and the playground
Category:

Fund Raising/Charity
Times:

Registration 9:00 AM, Walk begins 10:00 AM
Event Date:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Additional info: The MG Walk generates awareness, renews hope, and creates a community of support and strength. The MG Walk enables patients to talk about their illness - many for the first time - and experience an outpouring of support, concern, and a pledge from family, friends, and coworkers to do more. We gather to celebrate those we love who live with MG, celebrate the research we've helped developed by fundraising, and the path we're on to a world without myasthenia gravis! MGFA - MG Walk Office, www.MGWalk.org, emailing Info@MGWalk.org or calling 1‐855‐MGWALKS (855.649.2557). Learn more at www.Myasthenia.org.


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