Donate – for Hope and Help

dedicated to raising awareness of Myasthenia Gravis.

Help stop Myasthenia Gravis … and the anguish of those who have it.

Myasthenia gravis impacts more than the one with the challenges. MG can destroy friendships, lay waste relationships, and turn joys and love of life into despair.


I have had MG for most of my life.

I have been challenged by MG for nearly 67 years—I will turn 80 on my next birthday. In my time, I have seen:
how Myasthenia Gravis can steal lives,
how it can transform personalities,
how it can kidnap dreams,
how it has devastated family lives,
and left goals in ruins.

I know the pain of those with weak muscles searching years for answers.

With generous funding, patients can receive financial support to access specialty MG care, scientists can work to uncover answers thousands are wishing for, hoping for, depending upon…and the sooner, the better for all.

A cure for Myasthenia Gravis will take the work of many researchers, and in time, with the funds supplied by caring folks like you, there will be discoveries to help understand the patient and the disease.


YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS MATTER.
Below are opportunities to help vanquish MG
and the devstation it leaves in its wake.

NOTE: Links to donation opportunities below
go directly to websites mentioned.
Donations take place on each specific organization website.

Optionally, in Canada, donate through Canada Helps.

The list below offers ten organizations. Check or ask for tax registration numbers indicating organizations are qualified as charities.

Optionally, for more information for donating in your specific area, connect with your local group or one near to your area.

Consider your possibilities.
You now have an opportunity to
make a one-time donation, or to
become a regular contributor, or to
become a benefactor.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY,
for whatever you are moved to give,
for your gift to asssist patients, and
to help find a cure for myasthenia gravis.


OPPORTUNITIES

Below, see and read the STORIES of those who have Myasthenia Gravis to get a sense of the various ways it can undermine lives of not just patients, but also families, friends, caregivers, and associates, off the rails. Plus, read patient stories on Myasthenia Gravis Insights here.


MYASTHENIA GRAVIS HOPE FOUNDATION – US
Fighting for tomorrow’s cure with today’s hope.
Phone: 407-680-6677

MISSION:
“Our mission is simple. We believe that all patients deserve dignity, life saving care and support. 

It is the mission of MG Hope to provide financial assistance for patients to access critical medical and speciality care, emergency medication and limited travel for care, life saving advocacy when a patient is most vulnerable and to challenge the stigmas and misconceptions both clinically and culturally about MG that severely impact how patients are perceived and treated. 

We are proud to serve our MG community.”

STORIES:
Stories of those with MG telling, in real time, the effects on their families and lives.

DONATIONS:
Donations help support MG patient community needs world wide.


MYASTHENIA GRAVIS SOCIETY OF CANADA – Canada
A support organization…an MG advocacy group for over forty years.
Phone: 905- 642-2545

PROVIDE:
“To promote health by providing individuals with Myasthenia Gravis (MG) access to information and group support programs;

To advance education about MG by providing seminars, literature and other means of multi-media communication, to diagnosed MG patients, their families, friends, caregivers and the medical profession;

To receive and maintain a fund or funds and to apply all or part of the principal and income there from, from time to time, to qualified donees as defined in subsection 149.1 (1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada); and to do all such things as are incidental or ancillary to attainment of the above purposes.”

STORIES:
A video by one living with myasthenia gravis.

DONATIONS:
Gifts and volunteer time help us realize our goals.


MYASTHENIA GRAVIS ASSOCIATION OF BC – Canada- a volunteer driven, non profit support group for people living with Myasthenia Gravis
Phone: 604-451-5511, ext. 1284

PURPOSE:
“The purpose of the Myasthenia Gravis Association of British Columbia is to provide peer support for people living with Myasthenia Gravis and their families. Membership and support are particularly helpful to the newly diagnosed.”

STORIES:
Articles of varied topics

DONATION:


MYASTHENIA GRAVIS MANITOBA, INC. – Canada
339 Boyd Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2W 1P1
Phone: 204- 444- 7802;
Phone: 204-582-5456

CONTACT:
Diane Kowaliuk


MYASTHENIA GRAVIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA – US
VISION: For a world without myasthenia gravis
Phone: 800-541-5454

MISSION:
Create Connections
Enhance Lives
Improve Care
Cure MG

VALUES:
Respect
Excellence
Transparency
Collaboration
Continuous Improvement

STORIES:
“…a positive attitude, passionate spirit and focus on the future can make a tremendous difference in your life with MG.”

DONATIONS:

Vital for our long term goal of finding a cure and better treatments.


CONQUER MYASTHENIA GRAVIS – US
(formerly) Foundation of Illinois
Serving Illinois, Northwest Indiana,
and Southeast Wisconsin
Phone: 800-888-6208

MISSION:
To raise awareness
To inform
To support
To fund research

STORIES:
Articles about living with Myasthenia Gravis

DONATIONS:
Your contribution helps us provide patient services and educational programs, public and physician awareness, help support research, and conduct day-to-day operations.

They offer education and research-related grants.


NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE – US
Not directly a fund-raising organization
Phone: 800-352-9424

AUTHORIZATION:
“The U.S. Congress has authorized the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to accept donations and bequests to support the mission of the Institute. Donations to the NINDS are deposited in a Gift Fund account, which is separate from the funding received from Congress.”

RESEARCH:
Funded by NINDS – Basic neuroscience, Clinical research, and translational research.

CONTACT NINDS

CONTACT – NINDS DIRECTORY


MYASTHENIA GRAVIS FOUNDATION OF CALIFORNIA – US
Offer hope as well as help.
Phone: 323-887-0056


MISSION:
“To find a cure.”
“Our call to action is to eliminate myasthenia gravis through the advancement of research into its cause and cure while enhancing care and support of patients and their families.”

SUPPORT GROUPS:
Research shows a positive link between health and the social support in our lives.

DONATIONS:
“Science is costly; research requires substantial funds and we receive no governmental support. We can’t get there without you.”


MYASTHENIA GRAVIS FOUNDATION OF MICHIGAN – US
Phone: 616-956-0622

PURPOSE:
“As a self-sustaining non-profit organization, the MGMI depends on donations and fundraising activities to sustain Michigan patient services, awareness, education and research.”

STORIES:
Many personal stories follow the history introduction.

DONATIONS:
“…promoting awareness, increasing the understanding of new treatment options, providing services to patients, and contributing to research.” 

See their Facebook donation link.


MYAWARE – Scotland
Fighting Myasthenia Gravis together
Phone: 01332-290-219

HOW WE HELP:
Awareness
News updates
Support groups
Social Media Support
Emotional Support

LIFE WITH MG:

DONATIONS:
We rely on donations from our supporters to keep our vital services going. The gifts that you donate will go a long way to helping our continued work in our three core areas:
Reseach, Support, Awareness



Phone numbers from their websites are given for more accessible connection to get clear information when making a donation. Thank you for your generous contributions to help those with MG and to help find a cure.

THANK YOU for making my heart sing!


Donate – For Hope and Help © 2021 Judith Allen Shone
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