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MG Illuminate Shines a National Spotlight on MG Awareness

JULY 2020 | 3 MIN READ

This virtual event kicked off MG Awareness Month with an inspiring night of sessions, surprises and coast-to-coast landmark lightings.

June MG Awareness Month started with a bang this year at MG Illuminate, a June 1st virtual event for the national MG community. The two-hour online program featured engaging sessions and discussions, several big surprises and a light show in MG teal that stretched from sea to shining sea.

Lights! Landmarks! Teal!

Boston’s Zakim Bridge and the Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel kicked off a dramatic coast-to-coast lighting of landmarks in teal for MG Awareness Month. Be sure to check out all the landmark lightings on Facebook and Instagram.

MG United Launched Live to the MG Community

Katrina Gary of argenx provided a website tour, shared plans for future content and welcomed special guest Leah Gaitan-Diaz, the subject of MG United’s first “Real Stories” interview. “All this time I’ve been looking for a resource like MG United,” said Leah, “and I realized that MG United was looking for me, too.”

Patient-Doctor Team Makes a Dynamic Duo

MG support group leader Rachel Higgins and Dr Ericka P. Greene shared the stage for a fascinating Q&A session about the power of patient-doctor communications, pointing to their success in building thriving MG patient support programs throughout Texas as an example. As Dr Greene said, “If you build it, they will come.”

My MG Sole Challenge Drives MG Awareness

Featured My MG Sole participant Alicia Angel explained the moving MG story behind her soles and joined the My MG Sole Challenge by daring her friend Amy Zehner to participate on social media. “Come on Amy,” said Alicia, “we need to see your MG sole!”

Filmmakers Give Inside Look at Upcoming MG Documentary

Director Ben Strang, along with producers Karen Carter and Caryn Capotosto, answered questions about the upcoming MG documentary and debuted its trailer. “What we really hope will come through,” said Ben, “is our immense love, respect and fascination with these stories.”

The Biggest MG Awareness Month Ever?

From landmark lightings to the My MG Sole Challenge on social media, a first-ever MG documentary series and the launch of MG United, there are plenty of reasons to call June 2020 the biggest MG Awareness Month ever. If you’d like to watch MG Illuminate from the opening session to the coast-to-coast finale, please check out the video below.

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