The MGA has a handful of events throughout the year, inspiring others to live their best life with MG, become more involved with the MG community, and most importantly, to have fun!
Check out our main events we host over the course of each year and be on the lookout for any additional events we have on our calendar here!
Myasthenia Gravis Educational Seminar | St. Louis, MO
Reel in MG Fishing Derby | Troy, IL
In 2019, the MGA held the first-ever Reel in MG Fishing Derby with the support of the Macias and Warren families at their pond in Troy, IL. The family's property is a beautiful backdrop for MG patients and their families to mingle and get to know one another, all while having a little healthy competition. This event is kid-friendly with delicious food and an awesome raffle! Join us in fishin' for a cure at the second Annual Reel in MG Fishing Derby on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Get your FREE tickets to attend here before October 3, 2020!
MGA Triple Crown Showdown 5k Run/Walk & Tot Trot | Leawood, KS
Our NW Arkansas group holds an Annual Conference each fall which is a half-day seminar about MG. Speakers are brought in to the group to share the latest and give updates on topics that are MG related. This year's conference is slated for October 24, 2020.
MGA Snowflake Shuffle 0.1K | Wichita, KS
Our first annual MG Educational Seminar took place on February 29th, 2020 in St. Louis, MO. The seminar featured various speakers including our partnered physicians from Saint Louis University as well as representatives from different drug companies and clinical trial organizations. Our goal with the seminar each year is to provide patients and families affected by MG with up-to-date information regarding clinical trials, new drug developments, and educate the community on the latest information related to myasthenia gravis.
The MGA holds it’s Annual Meeting each fall in Kansas City, MO. This is an opportunity for the MGA to share with stakeholders organizational updates as well as recognize key partners. The meeting also holds an educational component and a key speaker or topic related to MG. This is a great opportunity to come together and learn about the MGA as well as learn more about MG. The meeting is supported by many of our partners and gives patients, providers, and families time to visit directly with vendors that may play a role in their care. This year's meeting is slated for November 7th, 2020.
The MGA Triple Crown Showdown 5K Run/Walk and Mile Mosey & Tot Trot is more than just fundraising event for the MGA; its an opportunity to raise awareness about this autoimmune, neuromuscular disease and learn about the programs and services that the MGA offers. This event would not be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers and we appreciate the time and effort the organizing committee gives to help sustain the work of the MGA.
For more information regarding our 5K and Tot Trot, please contact Allison Foss at email@example.com, or visit www.mga5k.com!
MGA Annual Meeting | Kansas City, MO
NW Arkansas Annual Conference
Cy's Crown Town Trivia Night | Kansas City, MO
For the last three years, the Iowa State Alumni of Kansas City partnered with the MGA to present the annual Cy's Crown Town Trivia Night! One of our most popular events, the evening is filled with three rounds of exciting trivia surrounded by a live and silent auction. Join us for a night like no other and discover opportunities on how to get involved!
At the beginning of the 2013, the MGA’s new Wichita Support Group Coordinators, Larry & Dana Paxson, began to toss around the idea of having a walk for awareness in Wichita. Less than 5 months later on May 11th, they turned this idea into a reality and coordinated Wichita’s FIRST Annual MG Walk for Awareness. Over 90 participants showed up at Towne West Square Mall to help raise awareness and over $4,000.00 was raised!
In 2018, the walk was rebranded to the MGA Snowflake Shuffle 0.1K. Due to COVID-19, the MGA Snowflake Shuffle 0.1K is on break for 2020. We will see you in 2021!
Follow us on our MGA Triple Crown Showdown Facebook page to see updates, specials, and to look at pictures from our past runs!