Support Groups

Talk to others who understand

Support group meetings help you learn about managing the disease through information that is presented and sharing experiences with other patients and family members.

MG Support Groups Go Virtual

NEW GROUP! Conquer MG hosts a monthly support group online with Zoom for English-speaking individuals who have MG – no matter where you live. The group meets the second Wednesday of the month, 2pm Central time. If you’d like to get notices and login information, email us at info@myastheniagravis.org. You can stop receiving monthly notices at any time.

If you are more comfortable speaking in Spanish, we can connect you with a Spanish-speaking member of the Conquer MG Board or MG community. Contact us at info@myastheniagravis.org.

During the pandemic, Conquer MG’s regular support group meetings that take place in various locations of Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa are not meeting in person. However, several groups are meeting online via Zoom.Interested? Email us at info@myastheniagravis.org to get updates.

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:
    MEETING ON ZOOM
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Tuesday, December 8, 2020
  • 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, Lonnie Smith

Chicago – South Suburban

  • Location: Alsip-Merrionette Park Library; take elevator to lower level.
  • Address: 11960 S Pulaski Rd, Alsip, IL
  • Dates:
    MEETING ON ZOOM
    Saturday, November 21, 2020
  • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 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:
    MEETING ON ZOOM
    Sunday,
    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, quarterly
    Temporarily suspended

  • 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:
    MEETING ON ZOOM
    Join the Second Wednesday of the Month calls!
  • Time: 2:00 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, quarterly
    Suspended temporarily
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Leader: SeAnn Ferguson

Quad Cities - Illinois and Iowa

  • Location: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, Room A
  • Address: 6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807
  • Dates:
    Saturdays, quarterly
    Suspended temporarily
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon
  • Leader: Claudia Cox