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Our New Look
Announcing a new name, a new look + a new era. Fighting Myasthenia Together under a new banner Myasthenia Gravis Association is now Myaware.
Since the members survey last year we have been busy working on what you told us about MGA. We took very seriously everything you told us about our old name, the way we look and the images and words we use. We have been able to make these changes with the benefit of a very generous donation from the European Football Association (EUFA), made possible by our Patron for Ireland, football legend Ronnie Whelan.
What is Mysthenia?
Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an auto-immune disease in which the immune system attacks and damages the nerve signal reception areas. This causes a breakdown between nerves and muscles and results in loss of effectiveness in the muscles of the arms, legs and eyes. The name ‘Myasthenia Gravis’ comes from the Greek and Latin words for ‘grave muscular weakness’. There are other forms which include Ocular Myasthenia, Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome and Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome.
Ronnie Whelan’s Walk 2014
Ronnie Whelan’s Walk for myaware recently took place and the team walked from Donegal to Galway 30th May – 3rd June.
We were delighted to be joined this year by none other than Buster Brady (AKA Danny O’Carroll) of Mrs Brown’s Boys and Elmo from Love/hate (Laurence Kinlan). The guys were fantastic although they were aching and had blisters managed the full 108 miles raising a lot of awareness for myasthenia. Read more on our walk page.