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MG walk to happen in Meriden on June 10th

(WTNH)- Happening in Meriden on June 10th is the MG walk to raise funds and awareness for the MG Community.

 

The Co-Facilitator of the Connecticut MG Support Group, Ed Czackes and the leader of the Connecticut MG support group, Terri Adams, came to Good Morning Connecticut to talk about the MG walk.

 

MG, Myasthenia Gravis, affects people of any age, race or gender. The most common form of MG is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups, and can affect muscles that control eye movements, eyelids, chewing, swallowing, coughing and facial expression as well as the arms and legs. MG can also affect breathing.
 
Funds raised by the MG Walk Campaign are vital in making the MGFA’s vision of “a world free of myasthenia gravis” come to life. The National MG Walk Campaign is now in its 8th year of raising funds and awareness for the MG Community, having raised over $5.3 million dollars in that time. Funds raised from the Walk help support research initiatives, advocacy efforts, programs and services, and resources for those living with MG and their families.
 
Czackes started to develop the symptoms that led him to his MG diagnosis 5 years ago. He explains what life is like with it and how he is partaking in the MG walk.
Adams explains about how her daughter lives with MG. 
 
To learn more about MG, you can watch the video above.

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