Awareness walk planned for chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder

Myasthenia Gravis walk planned to raise awareness about the disease and to raise funds for a...
Myasthenia Gravis walk planned to raise awareness about the disease and to raise funds for a cure. (Source: Myathenia Gravis Foundation of America)
Updated: Jul. 16, 2018 at 8:40 AM CDT
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METROPOLIS, IL (KFVS) - A walk to raise awareness about Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is set for Saturday, October 13 in Metropolis, Illinois at Washington Park.

Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. and the MG walk to follow.

The walk will also be raising funds to help patients with MG and to find a cure.

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According to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA), MG is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder which causes weakness of the voluntary muscle groups.

MGFA says there is no known cure for MG, but there are effective treatments.

The disease affects tens of thousands, according to the MGFA.

To learn more about MG and the MGFA click here.

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