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Connecting, Sharing, Thriving, and Empowering Together. Live your best life with MG.

Welcome to a compassionate and understanding community dedicated to those affected by Myasthenia Gravis (MG). Our support groups are a lifeline for individuals and their loved ones, providing a safe space where you can find emotional support, exchange knowledge, and discover valuable resources to navigate the complexities of this chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease. Whether you prefer the warmth of in-person gatherings or the convenience of online connections, our diverse range of support groups offers a haven for individuals from all walks of life to share experiences, foster camaraderie, and empower one another in their MG journey. Together, we aim to strengthen resilience, inspire hope, and thrive in the face of challenges. Come join our empowering community as we stand united against MG!

July

15jul2:00 pm3:30 pmHolland Support GroupIn-person informational event with Elizabeth Scott, DNP, CNRN, Trinity Health Neurosciences Topic: Neuromuscular Disorders & Sleep Apnea. 2 pm to 3:30 pm Herrick District Library – North Branch

29jul6:30 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support MeetingPatient focused discussion on coping with symptoms, adaptations, “life hacks,” etc. Provide feedback to MG-MI on needs and resources. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

August

01aug2:00 pm1:30 pmLivonia Support Group In-person support and information about myasthenia gravis at 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Livonia Public Library.

08aug11:30 am1:30 pmLunch & Learn Support MeetingIn-person, Grandville 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at Russ’ Restaurant Topic: “Lunch and Learn,” an informal sharing and learning session.

15aug6:30 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Meeting“Managing MG Symptoms.” A presentation by argenx. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

21aug6:15 pm7:45 pmBerrien Springs Support GroupPatients, family and caregivers can get in-person support and information about myasthenia gravis at 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm at the Berrien Springs Community Library

22aug11:30 am1:30 pmTraverse City Support GroupIn-person support group meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: John Stanifer, MD, Nephrologist, Medical Director Plasmapheresis Program. Topic: Plasmapheresis.

September

09sep7:00 pm8:30 pmMacomb County Regional Support GroupIn-person support meeting at 7 pm at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Warren, MI

12sep6:30 pm7:45 pmSaginaw Support GroupAlexion Patient Education Manager, Maryjo Prince-Paul, presents “The Power of Partnership” followed by Q&A at 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

23sep6:30 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support MeetingPatient check-in and discussion: Learning to Live Your Best Life with MG with Q & A, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

October

05oct9:00 pm3:00 pmMG-MI Patient Education ConferencePatients, family, caregivers, educators and physicians will get in-person and on-line support and information about myasthenia gravis on Saturday, October 5, 2024, at 9 am to 3 pm at the MHSAA Building, East Lansing. This is an in-person and virtual event.

10oct6:00 pm7:00 pmAnn Arbor Partner Event: Alexion Hosted DinnerFind out about this treatment for anti-acetylcholine recepter antibody-positive generalized myasthenia gravis. With Julie Burnham, D.O. Location to be determined.

15oct6:30 pm7:30 pmVirtual Support Meeting“Vyvgart, an MG Treatment.” A presentation by argenx from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

24oct3:00 pm5:00 pmKALKASKA SUPPORT MEETINGKalkaska County Library. Discussion of 2024 conference sessions and Living Your Best Life with MG.

November

No Events

December

No Events

Interested in Hosting?

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals dealing with Myasthenia Gravis (MG)? We invite you to consider hosting a support group to foster a compassionate and understanding community for those affected by this chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease. Interested in learning more? Contact us!

There is hope!

Due to advances in treatment, the future for a patient with MG is very bright. In some cases, MG may go into remission for a time period when no treatment is necessary. While there is much that can be done, there is still much more to learn to better understand MG. Research is ongoing and will continue until a cure is found.