Support Groups

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MG Support Groups

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.

Please call the office for details about topics. Meeting dates are subject to change; please call the office to confirm.

Meeting Locations

Chicago – North SuburbanChicago – South SuburbanChicago - Oak ParkChicago – West SuburbanRockfordSpringfieldNorthwest 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. December meeting is a holiday party.Pot luck indoor picnic, Rooms A1-A2.
  • Address: 2100 Pfingsten Rd., Glenview, IL
  • Dates:
    Saturday, January 5, 2019
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019
    Saturday, June 8 (indoor picnic!)
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    Friday, October 25, 2019
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (holiday party)
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM; June 8 picnic: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Leader: Mary Kay Hoffmann
  • Note: June is pot luck indoor picnic, Rooms A1-A2; December meeting is a holiday party

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
  • Dates:
    Sundays
    February 10, 2019
    May 19, 2019
    August 18, 2019
    Other date 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 10. 2019
    May 19, 2019
    August 11, 2019
    November 10, 2019
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Leader: Victor Yipp
  • Note: NOTE the corrected date of May 19, not May 12!!!

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
  • Dates:
    Sundays
    February 10, 2019
    May 19, 2019

  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Leader: Conquer MG Staff

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 12, 2019
    April 13, 2019
    July 13, 2019
    October 12, 2019

  • 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 20, 2019
    March 17, 2019
    May 19, 2019
    July 21, 2019
    August 18, 2019
    September 15, 2019
    October 20, 2019
    November 17, 2019
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Leader: Kelly Aiken, Gayle Burg
  • Note: No meeting in April this year

Northwest Indiana

  • Location: Schererville Public Library, ask at desk for meeting room. Adjacent parking.
  • Address: 1001 West Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN
  • Dates:
    Saturdays
    March 23, 2019
    May 25, 2019
    July 27, 2019
    NEW DATE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Leader: SeAnn Collins

Quad Cities - Illinois and Iowa

  • Location: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, Room A
  • Address: 6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807
  • Dates:
    Saturdays
    February 9, 2019
    April 13, 2019
    August 10, 2019
    November 9, 2019
  • Time: Usually 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Apr 13: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Leader: Claudia Cox
  • Note: Time depends on room availability. Call 800-888-6208 for Aug, Nov times