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Viking 5K Raises Myasthenia Gravis Awareness

    The Viking 5K Fun Run/Walk welcomed 175 participants on Sunday, June 2, at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton, Illinois.  The event raised $26,000 for Conquer Myasthenia Gravis. Conquer MG is an Elmhurst, Illinois-based nonprofit organization that funds MG patient assistance and research, and provides patient education and support. “It was a great day,”… Read more »

Apr 28: IVIg, PLEX, New Therapies- Spring Seminar

Spring Patient Seminar Speakers:  Ryan Jacobson, MD, Neurologist Brittany Nord, Account Manager, Terumo BCT Sunday, April 28, 2019 Elmhurst Memorial Hospital 155 E Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, Illinois GREEN Parking Lot, EAST entrance Lower Level Conference Center – Oak Room Thanks to our sponsor! The Topic IVIg and plasmapheresis (also called plasma exchange or “PLEX”) are… Read more »

Patient Assistance Program offered for IL, IN & WI

Good news! If you are a myasthenia gravis patient struggling with high medical costs, our Patient Assistance Program may be able to provide some relief. Our program will cover the cost of medical treatment and medication up to $1,000 per year per person, to the extent funds are available. The program paid over $15,000 in reimbursements… Read more »

Better Breathing Thru Technology – Videos

FALL SEMINAR My MG Journey – Speaker Sara Hasemeyer Better Breathing through Technology – Speaker Sally O’Meara, RN On November 4, 45 myasthenia gravis patients and friends attended Conquer MG’s Fall Patient Seminar at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. Sally O’Meara, RN, carefully explained the features and mask options for assistive breathing devices such as Bi-PAPs and home… Read more »

Making Tough Treatment Decisions

When you’re seriously ill, how do you make choices? Who can step in if needed? Can you opt out of care? Reverend Clint Moore, PhD, addressed these questions for myasthenia gravis patients and family members at the Conquer MG Spring Patient Meeting in April, 2018. Highlights are below. Video clips of his presentation are on… Read more »