Utah MG Walk
Oct 11, 2016 04:46PM
● By Bryan Scott
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: Check-In/Registration: 9:00 a.m. Walk Starts: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Sugar House Park, Big Field Pavilion
Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 1-855-MGWALKS (855-649-2557)
Participants affected by myasthenia gravis will gather to celebrate the lives of MG patients, physicians and caregivers, and walk to raise awareness and funds to support the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) at the Utah MG Walk this Saturday, October 15.
We will honor Becky Trigg as the Utah MG Local Walk Hero. Bridget will speak at the opening ceremony, sharing her experience living with MG, and her family and friends will be walking with her on October 15th.
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 the MGFA
The MGFA is the only national volunteer health agency dedicated solely to the fight against myasthenia gravis and to serving patients with 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.
At the Utah MG Walk, many have made a major contribution to making the world aware of myasthenia gravis and contributing to MG research and patient programs. Now, we’re asking them to do even more. We want Walkers to wear their T-shirt, talk about the walk, and help raise funds towards the mission of the MGFA.
Please help us spread the word about the Walk and MG everywhere you can. To learn more about what you can do for MG Awareness, visit the MGFA website at www.myasthenia.org and the MG Walk website at www.MGWalk.org.