FOR THE COMMUNITY
MG Illuminate 2021
Brings Community Together
From Coast to Coast
The myasthenia gravis (MG) community kicked off MG Awareness Month in June with a fun-filled virtual event that raised national awareness for MG.
MG supporter and MasterChef season one winner Whitney Miller† hosted the event, which was headlined by celebrity chef Sean Brock†, who lives with MG. Chef Brock connected with members of the MG community as he taught them an MG-friendly recipe and shared his own MG story. MG United released its new cookbook created by and for people living with MG, including three recipes by Chef Brock.
MG United also revealed its first-ever interactive experience and celebrated its one-year anniversary. The event was capped off with landmark lightings that stretched from Zakim Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, to the Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel in Santa Monica, California.
You can experience the event for yourself using the videos and links from the event below!
Chef Sean Brock brought his Southern flair to MG Illuminate during an MG-friendly cooking demo.
Chef Brock prepared Southern fish and grits with a group of MG community members and chatted with them about why he loves cooking, and the challenges of chewing and swallowing with MG. He also revealed that he’s contributed three recipes, including the recipe he just demoed, to the new MG United cookbook. Click here to learn more about Cooking Together: Recipes From the Myasthenia Gravis Community and download your exclusive copy now!
Chef Brock shared how he changed his entire mindset as a professional chef since his MG diagnosis in 2016. His kitchen in his signature restaurant, Audrey, optimizes self-care and a stress-free work environment so he can continue to pursue his lifelong passion of cooking while living with MG.
MG United revealed its new, interactive timeline, Myasthenia Gravis: A Living History.
The timeline brings the history of MG to life with milestones, cultural events and prominent figures to illustrate how far the community has come.
Become a part of MG history. Visit Myasthenia Gravis: A Living History and add your own diagnosis milestone.
MG Illuminate was capped off with landmark lightings from coast to coast.
The incredible teal display was captured in beautiful imagery and video for the entire country to see, increasing awareness for myasthenia gravis (MG) across the country. Check it out!
MG Illuminate 2021 may be over, but there’s still so much you can take part in. Right now, you can download the exclusive cookbook, Cooking Together: Recipes From the Myasthenia Gravis Community and add your diagnosis year to Myasthenia Gravis: A Living History. And check out the other resources at MG United available for the MG community, including tips, recipes and much more. We hope to see you at our next event!
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