Your contributions help MGF of Illinois provide support and programs to MG patients and their families and contribute to research. You can give:
The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois reaches out to MG patients and their families in Illinois, NW Indiana and the Quad Cities. We respond to calls and emails from people all over the country and even internationally. We can give you information and encouragement with our friendly office staff, newsletter, educational programs and more.
Strides Against MG Walk
Thanks to walkers, sponsors &
volunteers for a great event on
June 1. Click HERE for pictures.
Click HERE to donate.
2014 Research Awards
MGF of Illinois will fund two projects
this year. Congratulations to Dr. David
Richman, U of CA, Davis and Dr. Betty
Soliven, U of Chicago. Click for details.
MG—THE SNOWFLAKE DISEASE
MG is a neurological disorder. It causes fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscles of the body and can include a drooping eyelid, blurred or double vision, slurred speech, difficulty chewing and swallowing, weakness in the arms and legs, and difficulty breathing.
Symptoms can change from day to day—even hour to hour, sometimes making MG difficult to diagnose. MG affects each person so differently it sometimes is called “the snowflake disease.”
OUR NEW ADDRESS IS:
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois, 275 N. York Street, Suite 401, Elmhurst, IL 60126-2752.