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MGFA Events Finder & Calendar

MGFA events serve to bring all of us across the MG Community together – whether online or in person. We are proud to offer conferences, seminars, and wellness and research webinars as well as fundraising events such as our MG Walks. We hope you will use this handy MGFA Events Finder List & Calendar to see upcoming or past events, and search for events that mean the most to you.

 

To view upcoming events, scroll down to see the events list or use the calendar on this page and click/tap on colored circle dates. You can also search for an event by typing the event name in the search bar. To view past events, type the name of the event in the search bar or click/tap the left arrow in the calendar. If you have questions, feel free to contact Dova Levin at dlevin@myasthenia.org, or Genna Mvalo at gmvalo@myasthenia.org.

2022 MGFA “Coast to Coast” 2740 Challenge

By Matt Wenner
Event date: 11/12/2022 12:00 PM Export event

Join the MGFA Coast-to-Coast 2740 Walk Challenge Today – Event Registration Now Live

National Fundraising Event Takes Place on November 12, 2022. Register Your Team or Yourself Today and Raise Funds to Help the MG Community

 

Registration for the MGFA Coast-to-Coast 2740 Walk challenge OPENS TODAY!

 

The Coast-to-Coast Walk is MGFA's annual fundraiser that enables participants to walk no matter where they live, while raising critical funds for the MG community. It provides hope for the thousands of families who face the challenges caused by myasthenia gravis (MG).

 

It takes place online on Saturday, November 12, 2022, and is the virtual recognition of all our participants' and teams' hard work. We will be highlighting various walk teams, our partners, and patients all across the country. We will recognize our top fundraising teams and individuals, as well as celebrate all that we have accomplished together for the MG community.

 

Team and individual registration is LIVE STARTING TODAY. Please use the button below to register and begin fundraising NOW!

 

REGISTER

 

In the weeks leading up to the walk, participants are encouraged to fundraise spreading the word about MG and how it affects those living with MG, and also their families, friends, careers, and all aspects of their lives. These conversations shed light on what MG is, and the need for the MGFA to receive vital funding for programs to find a world without myasthenia gravis.

 

The money raised through the Coast-to-Coast 2740 Challenge is used for research to find a cure for myasthenia gravis, improve treatment options, and provide support for people with myasthenia gravis through community programs and advocacy.

 

Please register and join us as we make a positive impact on the MG Community.

 

Chair – Drea Carbone

After over a decade of misdiagnosis, I finally had some answers--and in the process found a cause in need of one more voice. One of the first things she discovered in my research into myasthenia gravis was the MG Walk. I created a team and joined right away, knowing that the more awareness and funds I  could bring, the better! With creative fundraising techniques, a wonderful support system, and a lot of hope for the future, I am still here five years later...now helping to helm the Coast-to-Coast Challenge as the volunteer Chair! 

 

West Coast Co-chair – Jessica Milanes

My name is Jessica Milanes and I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis in 2006.  I currently lead the San Francisco Support Group and Myasthenia Advocacy for Young Adults (MAYA).  I didn't meet another person with MG until I joined the Stanford Support Group in 2016, and the 2016 San Francisco MG Walk was the first MGFA event I ever participated in.  I had felt very alone and isolated prior to joining the support group and walk so it was amazing to see how big and supportive the MG community was. Both of these events have made a significant impact on my life and especially how I live and deal with MG, and I am very thankful for the MGFA! 

 

 

East Coast Co-chair - Priscilla Forrester

My name is Priscilla Forrester, and I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis March 2020. This diagnosis came after years of doctors trying to figure out what the cause of my symptoms were and my struggling in silence. The first outlet I went to was the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. There I came across the page for various city walks to spread awareness and raise money for research for a cure. I figured this would be a great way to help spread the word about this rare condition, in hopes that others like me would not have to suffer in silence for years like I did. I am looking forward to doing it all again on the Coast to Coast 2740 Challenge and hope you will join in on the journey with us. 

 

National Presenting Partners

 

Alexion  Janssen  argenx  UCB  Horizon

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