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Patient Experience with Pyridostigmine

In January 2022, an Illinois-based specialty pharmaceutical company collaborated on a project with Conquer MG to gain insights from MG patients. Conquer MG helped with study review and recruitment, and a study of 102 MG patients was conducted that addressed their use of pyridostigmine (brand name Mestinon®). Pyridostigmine is typically the first drug MG patients… Read more »

10th Annual Viking Challenge Recap

Victor Vipp a the 10th Annual Viking Challenge for MG

Viking Challenge for MG 2022 Walkers, volunteers, and sponsor reps – 110 in all – gathered on June 19, 2022, in Elmhurst, Illinois, to kick off the 10th Annual Viking Challenge for Myasthenia Gravis. It was the first in-person event for this group in two years, and each person was prepared to rally in support… Read more »

Conquer MG celebrates 50 years the MG Community

Conquer MG celebrates 50 years

Conquer MG is proud to have served the MG community since 1972! Thanks, MG advocate SeAndrea Ferguson, for creating this video that reflects our joy at turning 50. This organization has hit many milestones in the past 50 years! YEAR MILESTONE 1972 The organization incorporates as the Greater Chicago Area Chapter, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Inc…. Read more »

Viking Challenge for MG – 2022

In-Person Walk – Sunday, June 19 Virtual Challenge – June 4 to June 18 LET’S CONQUER MYASTHENIA GRAVIS There’s a way for everyone to be included in this year’s Viking Challenge. Join us for the in-person Walk on Sunday, June 19 (Happy Father’s Day!). Or take the Virtual Challenge and do as many miles as… Read more »

In Memory of Tracy Shackelford, MG Advocate

  By Mike Shackelford Tracy Shackelford, my wife, passed away in August 2021 after a long battle with myasthenia gravis.  She will be dearly missed by family and friends.  She and I had nearly 30 years together (26 married), and she was a very special person. Let me share a little bit with you. Tracy… Read more »