Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month - MGFA
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Turn Awareness into Action - MG Awareness Month

June is MG Awareness Month around the world! Every year, the MG Community TAKES ACTION to CREATE AWARENESS, making sure people understand the challenges and opportunities faced by those diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and their caregivers. 

 

Check out these great ideas below to TURN AWARENESS INTO ACTION and get to work so everyone knows about myasthenia gravis. MGFA is offering a number of creative ways to show that WE ARE MUCH MORE THAN OUR MG
 

Tell us how you are turning awareness into action
 

MGFA MG Awareness Month Toolkit

Download the 2024 MGFA MG Awareness Month Toolkit for fun and creative ways to drive awareness no matter where you live in the world.

 

The toolkit has now been translated into several languages. Choose your version below and help us spread the word around the world!

 

 

Share the MG Fact Sheet with friends, colleagues, neighbors, and more.

 

Dare to Care

In 2023, we launched our new signature fundraising campaign, DARE to CARE! Dare your friends and family to care about MG, and raise both awareness and funds to support the MGFA's mission. Learn more and sign up on the DARE to CARE webpage.

 

Drive Awareness Activity Today!

MGFA MG AWARENESS MONTH WALL 

When you are engaged in awareness activity, take a photo and send it to the MGFA so to share on our Wall of MG Awareness. See activity from around the world! UPLOAD YOUR PHOTO OR VIDEO TO THE 2024 MG AWARENESS MONTH WALL

 

PROCLAMATIONS

Meet with or call legislative leaders to secure a proclamation officially declaring June as MG Awareness Month. Use our handy PROCLAMATION SAMPLE DOCUMENT to help you write a request. We recommend you start working on securing proclamations in the February/March timeframe to have it in time for June. A list of contacts for all 50 states is located in the MG Awareness Month toolkit.

 

Once you secure your proclamation, submit it to our Wall of Awareness!

 

MEDIA COVERAGE OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

Reach out to local media in your region to cover the challenges that MG patients face. Tell them your story, pitch them on key legislation, talk about your life with MG. Even write an article that you can submit as an opinion piece or letter to the editor (see below).These MEDIA PITCH SAMPLES making pitching a snap.

 

WRITE AN OP-ED: If you really like writing, compose an opinion/editorial piece for your local paper or news source. Make sure your piece makes an argument of some kind. Simply contact the opinions editor, submit your written piece, and watch for the coverage. Check out our OP-ED SAMPLE document to learn more and see an example, and check out the OP-ED PROJECT for further tips as well as news contacts across America. 

 

LAWN SIGN

download this poster-sized sign and send it to your local print shop or office supply store to be printed. Post the sign prominently outside your home, at the office, or at a local community center to inspire everyone who sees it to take action and ask about MG. Then share the poster link with friends and family and ask them to do the same!

 

 

 

 

SkywheelBUILDING AND LIGHTING STRUCTURES

Lighting up iconic structures in signature teal is a great way to start conversation about MG in your community. Start this process in advance, as getting permission can take some time. Read the MG Awareness Month Toolkit to learn more about lighting up local buildings and structures.

Use this HELPFUL SAMPLE LETTER TO THE BUILDING MANAGEMENT COMPANY

 

 

 

 

 

 

MGFA Coloring PageCOLOR FOR MG AWARENESS 

Relieve stress and color with our #MGStrong coloring page. Great for all adults and kids who want to show that they are always #MGStrong - just like all those living with MG and their caregivers. Take a photo of your artwork and share on social media streams or upload to the MG Awareness Wall.  

 

DOWNLOAD the COLORING PAGE, print it out, and get creative!

 

 

 

 

Social Media ThumbnailSPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Share one of the graphics linked below or share a fact from our 30 Facts for 30 Days sheet. 

Ideas to guide your content:

  • What do you wish other people knew about having MG?
  •  How are you advocating for those who have MG – how are you turning awareness into action?
  •  What does a “day in the life” of a person with MG – or their caregiver or health care professional – look like?

You can also take videos or photos of your MG Awareness activity and share them with your network. We love seeing all the creative ways you take action, from restaurants fundraisers to yard signs to teal-and-snowflake manicures!

 

 

 

Click on each link to download the images.

ADVOCACY

PLAN AN EVENT

TAKE ACTION

COMMUNITY AWARENESS

 

TIK TOKS AND REELS

Record an MG awareness video that highlights a call to action or helps people better understand myasthenia. Check out this video from members of the MG Community sharing how they're turning awareness into action.

 

FOLLOW AND SHARE MGFA CONTENT 

You can also share content from the MGFA's social media platforms with your followers. Make sure you're following us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and X.

 

Watch the MGFA and Immunovant Social Media Webinar for More Great Ideas:

 

 

 

MGFA Online Store productsMGFA ONLINE STORE

Select apparel and other items to show off your support of the MG Community are available in the MGFA ONLINE STORE. You also can find #MGStrong and MG Snowflake apparel at other custom online retailers, such as Etsy. 

 

 

 

 

FUN-raising for MG Awareness

 

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Check out some of these creative ways that members of the MG Community have raised awareness and funds in our fight for a cure during MG Awareness Month.

 

PAINT N’ SIP: More than 100 members of the community joined several artists, including MG patient Erin Bernau, for a fun, online, Paint n’ Sip event. See the recording. Experience this event again - watch the recording!

 

DRINK OF THE WEEK: Customers at Drea Carbone's local watering hole could sample the "Tipsy Zebra," a special cocktail for sale during the month of June. Proceeds supported the MGFA, and Drea included information about MG on tables throughout the venue.

 

DINE TO DONATE: MGFA St. Petersburg Support Group leaders set up a fundraising night at their local Texas Roadhouse restaurant. The restaurant donated a portion of sales from guests dining out for MGFA. Signage throughout the restaurant's entrance educated guests about the cause.

 

PAY-AS-YOU-WISH YOGA: A volunteer who also happens to be a yoga instructor donated her time to lead a pay-as-you-wish class. All registration fees supported the MGFA. She encouraged her friends and family to come out for this special class.

 

MAKERS: Many volunteers make MG awareness apparel or merchandise, donating sale proceeds during the month of June to the MGFA. Everything from journals to birdhouses, car decals to pins -- if you can make it, you can raise awareness and support the MGFA at the same time!

 

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