Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00am
The 8th Annual New Orleans Myasthenia Gravis (MG) Walk will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Lafreniere Park, as New Orleans is more than 35 cities nationwide to raise awareness of and research funds for finding a cure for the neuromuscular disease. Each year, the fundraiser attracts more than 300 people. In the previous seven years, the New Orleans MG Walk has raised more than $300,000 for awareness efforts and research, and nationally, the Walks have raised more than $6 million. More info. can be found at: http://www.mgwalk.org/2019-new-orleans-mg-walk/. The 8th Annual New Orleans MG Walk consists of 1 mile or 3 mile options around the beautiful lagoon in Lafreniere Park, starting at the Pavilion shelter. The Walk is free. Donations are accepted at the Walk, and proceeds are committed to finding a cure for MG, improving treatment options and providing information and support through research, education, community programs, and advocacy through the national MGFA office. There is entertainment, food, including jambalaya, hot dogs, fruit, snacks, water, soft drinks, and a DJ for the event.