Support Groups

Talk to others who understand

Support group meetings help you learn about managing the disease by sharing experiences with other patients and family members. Patients and caregivers are welcome.

MG Support Groups Go Virtual

Several Conquer MG-sponsored support groups are meeting online during the pandemic. To get Zoom links for any of the groups, click the blue button to email  info@myastheniagravis.org. Tell us which group(s) you want to attend. You can stop receiving monthly notices at any time.

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 are more comfortable communicating 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.

If you attend a Conquer MG support group meeting that is not meeting during the pandemic, feel free to attend a virtual group. Email us at info@myastheniagravis.org to get a Zoom invitation.

Meeting Locations

Anywhere MG Virtual GroupChicago North/North SuburbsChicago South/South SuburbanChicago West/West Suburban (Oak Park)RockfordSpringfieldNorthwest IndianaQuad Cities - Illinois and Iowa

Anywhere MG Virtual Group

  • Location: MEETS MONTHLY via ZOOM
  • Dates:
    Wednesdays in 2021
    Jan 13, Feb 10, March 10, Apr 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug 11, Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Central time
  • Leader: Joan Wincentsen, Kelly Aiken, others
  • Note: Patients and caregivers welcome

Chicago North/North Suburbs

  • Sponsor: MEETING via ZOOM during pandemic
  • Location: Was 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:
    Wednsdays
    March 3, 2021
    June 2, 2021
    September 1, 2021
    December 1, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Leader: Lonnie Smith; when in person: Mary Kay Hoffmann

Chicago South/South Suburban

  • Sponsor: MEETING via ZOOM during pandemic
  • Location: Was Alsip-Merrionette Park Library; take elevator to lower level.
  • Address: 11960 S Pulaski Rd, Alsip, IL
  • Dates:
    Sundays
    February 21, 2021
    May 16, 2021
    August 8, 2021
    November 14, 2021
  • Time: Zoom meetings are 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Leader: Joyce Holste
  • Note: The Chicago South and West groups are meeting together online during the pandemic

Chicago West/West Suburban (Oak Park)

  • Sponsor: MEETING via ZOOM during pandemic
  • Location: Was 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 21, 2021
    May 16, 2021
    August 8, 2021
    November 14, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Leader: Victor Yipp
  • Note: The Chicago South and West groups are meeting together online during the pandemic

Rockford

  • Sponsor: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
  • Location: Was St. Anthony Medical Center, St. Francis Room. Use main entrance & adjacent parking.
  • Address: 5666 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
  • Dates:
    Saturdays, quarterly

  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Leader: Barbara Lehman

Springfield

  • Sponsor: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
  • Location: Was 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:
    3rd Sunday of most months

  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Leader: Kelly Aiken, Gayle Burg

Northwest Indiana

  • Sponsor: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
  • Location: Was Schererville Public Library, ask at desk for meeting room. Adjacent parking.
  • Address: Schererville Library @ 1001 West Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN
  • Dates:
    Saturdays, quarterly

  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Leader: SeAnn Ferguson

Quad Cities - Illinois and Iowa

  • Sponsor: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
  • Location: Was Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, Room A
  • Address: 6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807
  • Dates:
    Saturdays, quarterly

  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon
  • Leader: Claudia Cox