The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) is the only national volunteer health agency in the United States dedicated solely to the fight against myasthenia gravis. MGFA serves patients, their families and caregivers.
Myasthenia gravis (pronounced My-as-theen-ee-a Grav-us) comes from the Greek and Latin words meaning "grave muscular weakness." The most common form of MG is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups. To learn more click here.
We have given the Foundation Focus a total redesign to coincide with our new brand. Introducing: Focus on MG, the Spring edition for which is available now. Also being introduced in this year's issue is our inaugural Circle of Strength. The MGFA would like to say a special thank you to those who generously gave $1,000 or more in 2016. These supporters are now members of our Circle of Strength. To see the complete list, click here.
MGFA is please to share a journal review article on Exercise and Myasthenia Gravis - a Review of the Literature to Promote Safety, Engagement and Functioning published in the International Journal of Neurorehabilitation by Julia Naumes, Charlene Hafer-Macko and Sarah Foidel. If you are concerned or wondering about exercising with MG, you may find this article helpful. We are pleased to say that the work was supported in part by the MGFA. Click here to view the study.
MGFA is pleased to present the article International Consensus Guidance for the Management of Myasthenia Gravis, published in Neurology. To learn more about the article and what it means for MG patients, please click here.
Press Release from Alexion with further data from the REGAIN study presented July 7, 2016 at the meeting of the International Congress of Neuromuscular Disease. You can read the press release here.
"You are not alone. I have Myasthenia Gravis. Myasthenia Gravis does not have me." - A tremendous PSA produced by the MG Georgia Support Group, which can be viewed here.
If you are the parent of a child with MG, or you know one, MGFA is pleased to announce its new Parents’ Program and click on “More” at the bottom of the page to view Page 2 with more resources. Visit these new web pages for useful and informative resources and to access a webinar from Dr. Nancy Kuntz, a leading expert on MG in children, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and Medical Director, Mazza Foundation Neuromuscular Disorders Program and MDA Clinic at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
Are you a Parent of an MG Child? If so, you may be interested in MG Parents on Facebook. This is a Facebook page where parents can share their concerns, their triumphs, information and ideas. Take a look by searching MG Parents, or click here.
We are now able to accept vehicle donations. For more information, click here.
There is no known cure for MG, but there are effective treatments that allow many-but not all-people with MG to lead full lives. Although the treatments will not cure MG, patients may have significant improvement in their muscle strength.