The Myasthenia Gravis Association is a 61-year-old organization that works to improve the lives of those impacted by myasthenia gravis through support groups, new patient packets, clinics, 1-1 consultations, and education and awareness events across Kansas, Missouri, and NW Arkansas. The MGA has clinic partnerships with the University of Kansas Medical Center, Saint Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis University, and Cox Health. Myasthenia gravis is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disease that affects about 1 in 5,000. 2/3 of the MGA staff are living with myasthenia gravis. It can impact one’s speech, swallowing, breathing, muscle strength, and vision. There is currently no cure for MG. The MGA works closely with patients along their journey with myasthenia gravis and currently operates 13 support groups across the heartland.
The MGA hosts the MGA Triple Crown Showdown 5K at Town Center on the 3rd Sunday in May and we are currently looking for Chamber businesses who may want to sponsor our event. This event attracts 600-700 people and is a good way to physically connect with individuals.
Additionally, the MGA is willing to speak to any groups or offices to broaden awareness of myasthenia gravis and rare diseases.
The MGA is the heartland’s only nonprofit that provides services solely for myasthenia gravis patients and their families. Every single service they provide to patients and families is free.
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