Support Groups

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MG Support Groups

Support groups associated with Conquer MG can be found in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Missouri. They are run by experienced leaders who also live with myasthenia gravis. Support group meetings help you learn about managing the disease through information that is presented and sharing experiences with other patients and family members.

Please call the office for details about topics. Meeting dates are subject to change; please call the office to confirm. Click for a hard copy of the 2017 SG Schedule.

Meeting Locations

Chicago – North SuburbanChicago – South SuburbanChicago – West SuburbanRockfordSpringfieldNorthwest IndianaSt. Louis, MOQuad Cities - Rock Island /Moline /Davenport /Bettendorf

Chicago – North Suburban

  • Location: Glenbrook Hospital; 2nd floor Conference rooms A1-A2 (Rooms C-D for August). Use center entrance and adjacent parking.
  • Address: 2100 Pfingsten Rd., Glenview, IL (Note: December mtg is in John & Carol Walter Ambulatory Care Center, 2150 Pfingston Rd., Rooms E-F)
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  • Dates:
    Fri, January 27, 2017
    Sat, March 4, 2017
    Wed, May 5, 2017
    Sat, June 17, 2017
    Wed, August 30, 2017
    Fri, October 20, 2017
    Wed, December 13, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 am to 11:00 am; June 17 picnic: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Leader: Mary Kay Hoffmann

Chicago – South Suburban

  • Location: Metro South Hospital; private dining room in cafeteria. Use ER entrance parking garage off Union Street.
  • Address: 12935 S. Gregory, Blue Island, IL
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  • Dates:
    February 12, 2017
    May 21, 2017
    Other dates to be determined
  • Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Leader: Joyce Holste

Chicago – West Suburban

  • Location: Central DuPage Hospital, Conference room 3, Women & Children’s Pavilion. Use NW entrance, park in Visitor Lot 3 or use valet parking.
  • Address: 25 N. Winfield Rd., Winfield, IL
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  • Dates:
    February 19, 2017
    May 21, 2017
    August 20, 2017
    November 19, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Leader: Geraldine Volpe

Rockford

  • Location: St. Anthony Medical Center, St. Francis Room. Use main entrance & adjacent parking.
  • Address: 5666 E. State St., Rockford, IL
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  • Dates:
    January 7, 2017
    April 8, 2017
    July 8, 2017
    October 14, 2017

  • Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Leader: Barbara Lehman

Springfield

  • Location: Parkway Christian Church is just east of the Parkway Point Shopping Mall. Use front entrance and adjacent parking.
  • Address: 2700 Lindbergh Blvd, Springfield, IL
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  • Dates:
    January 15, 2017
    March 19, 2017
    April 23, 2017
    May 21, 2017
    July 16, 2017
    August 20, 2017
    September 17, 2017
    October 15, 2017
    November 19, 2017
  • Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Leader: Gary Nelsen, Gayle Burg

Northwest Indiana

  • Location: Schererville Public Library, ask at desk for meeting room. Adjacent parking.
  • Address: 1001 West Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN
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  • Dates:
    March 11, 2017
    May 13, 2017
    July 15, 2017
    October 14, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 am to Noon
  • Leader: SeAnn Collins

St. Louis, MO

  • Location: Glendale City Hall Auditorium
  • Address: 424 N. Sappington Road, Kirkwood, MO
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  • Dates:
    January 28, 2017
    April 1, 2017
    July 15, 2017
    October 7, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (except for Jan 28 which is 11:00 am to 1:00 pm)
  • Leader: Danielle Walk, Anne Strader, Joan Wincentsen
  • Note: Leadership is shared by Conquer MG and MGA - Kansas and Missouri

Quad Cities - Rock Island /Moline /Davenport /Bettendorf

  • Location: Unity Point Trinity Hospital, Conf Rm A/B (Garden level), Medical Office Bldg
  • Address: 4480 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf, IA
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  • Dates:
    March 11, 2017
    June 10, 2017
    September 9, 2017
    November 11, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Leader: Erin Fitzsimmons
  • Note: Affiliated with MGFA and Conquer MG