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Date:
June 3, 2018
Time:
7:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Address:
493 N Oaklawn Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Contact:
800-888-6208
Cost:
$35 per runner or walker; $40 day of; $15 child under age 13
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6th Annual Strides Against MG Run/Walk

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Be a Viking and join the fight for those who struggle with the rare autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis. The Elmhurst-based organization Conquer Myasthenia Gravis will host a 5K Fun Run, Walk, and Kids Dash at Berens Park. Enjoy live music, bubbles, hula hoops and raffle prizes. Proceeds will help fund Conquer Myasthenia Gravis programs of support, education, awareness, and research. MG affects approximately 20 per 100,000 people of any age, race, or gender. It is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes fluctuating muscle weakness. It can affect muscles that control eye movements, eyelids, chewing, swallowing, breathing, coughing and facial expression, as well as the arms and legs. Conquer MG (formerly known as the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois) has been serving myasthenia gravis patients since 1972.