MGFA is the largest, leading patient advocacy organization dedicated to enhancing life for people with myasthenia gravis. We raise awareness on behalf of the 70,000+ people living with MG in the United States today.
Jane Ellsworth founded the MGFA in 1952, when her teenage daughter, Pat, was diagnosed with MG. Finding that little information was available, Jane established a foundation whose mission was "A World without MG."
Today the MGFA has grown into the largest, leading patient advocacy organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for MG while improving the lives of people living with the disease. More than 70,000 are diagnosed and living with MG in the United States alone. MGFA continues Jane Ellsworth's efforts to help patients and their families by funding the most promising research discoveries for better treatments and a cure while providing impactful programs, guidance, and education to help support members of the MG Community.
About Myasthenia Gravis
FACTS ABOUT MG
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that causes extreme fatigue and profound muscle weakness.
We engage with many different experts in myasthenia gravis and other disorders of the neuromuscular junction. These include researchers, neurologists and other clinicians, caregivers, and patients. To find an expert for a story, please reach out to us at the contact info above.