Support Groups

Talk to others who understand

Support groups associated with Conquer MG can be found in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. 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.

Coronavirus Update, March 12, 2020

Individuals who are taking immunosuppressants may be at risk for serious illness if they acquire COVID-19. Those of us at Conquer MG care don’t wish to add your risk. For this reason, Conquer MG has suspended in-person support group meetings until further notice. But some groups are meeting online! Join us for a chat!

Meeting Locations

Chicago – North SuburbanChicago – South SuburbanChicago - Oak ParkRockfordSpringfieldNorthwest IndianaQuad Cities - Illinois and Iowa

Chicago – North Suburban

  • Location: Glenbrook Hospital; 2nd floor Conference rooms A1-A2. Use main entrance and South (Blue) parking off Hospital Drive.
  • Address: 2100 Pfingsten Rd., Glenview, IL
  • Dates:
    ZOOM MEETING
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Tuesday, December 8, 2020 (holiday party)
  • Time: March and September: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM; June and December: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Leader: Mary Kay Hoffmann
  • Note: June is pot luck indoor picnic; December meeting is a holiday party

Chicago – South Suburban

  • Location: NEW! Alsip-Merrionette Park Library; take elevator to lower level.
  • Address: 11960 S Pulaski Rd, Alsip, IL
  • Dates:
    Quarterly Saturdays
    February 8, 2020
    May 16, 2020
    Other dates TBD
  • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Leader: Joyce Holste

Chicago - Oak Park

  • Location: West Suburban Medical Center; lower level conference room A-B. Use main entrance or enter lower level via parking garage lower level. Near CTA Green Line, Austin
  • Address: 3 Erie Ct, Oak Park, IL
  • Dates:
    Sundays
    February 9. 2020
    May 17, 2020
    VIRTUAL! August 9, 2020
    VIRTUAL! December 13, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Leader: Victor Yipp

Rockford

  • Location: St. Anthony Medical Center, St. Francis Room. Use main entrance & adjacent parking.
  • Address: 5666 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
  • Dates:
    Saturdays
    January 11, 2020
    April 11, 2020
    July 11, 2020
    October 10, 2020

  • 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 office entrance and adjacent parking.
  • Address: 2700 Lindbergh Blvd, Springfield, IL
  • Dates:
    Sundays
    January 19, 2020
    March 15, 2020
    April 19, 2020
    May 17, 2020
    July 19, 2020
    August 16, 2020 VIRTUAL!
    September 20, 2020 VIRTUAL!
    October 18, 2020 VIRTUAL!
    November 15, 2020 VIRTUAL!
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Leader: Kelly Aiken, Gayle Burg

Northwest Indiana

  • Location: March Meeting only: St John Library; Other meetings: Schererville Public Library, ask at desk for meeting room. Adjacent parking.
  • Address: St John Library @ 9450 Wicker Ave, St. John, IN; Schererville Library @ 1001 West Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN
  • Dates:
    Saturdays
    March 21, 2020 (St. John Library
    May 23, 2020
    July 18, 2020
    September 19, 2020
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Leader: SeAnn Ferguson
  • Note: Date may change depending on room availability. Call 800-888-6208

Quad Cities - Illinois and Iowa

  • Location: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, Room A
  • Address: 6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807
  • Dates:
    Saturdays
    March 14, 2020
    June 13, 2020
    September 12, 2020
    November 14, 2020
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon
  • Leader: Claudia Cox
  • Note: Time may change depending on room availability. Call 800-888-6208