The Mission to Find a Cure

Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a peculiar malady. It’s a chronic neuromuscular autoimmune disease with vague or baffling symptoms characterized by relapses and remissions. People may be misdiagnosed or go undiagnosed for many years and it frequently targets women of child-bearing age and men in their fifth or sixth decade of life.

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The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California’s (MGFCA) was founded in 1954. Its mission is to find a cure for myasthenia gravis (MG) by funding cutting edge research and providing services for myasthenia gravis patients through low cost (and, in some cases, free) MG Clinics, Drug Bank and patient support auxiliaries throughout California and Nevada, as well as medical education, information and referrals.

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Myasthenia Gravis of California is a grassroots organization whereby over 200 volunteers assist two paid staff in carrying out the services offered by the organization.

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California is directed by a Medical Advisory Board comprised of preeminent researchers and clinicians from California's top scientific and medical institutions.

Myasthenia Gravis of California is governed by a Board of (volunteer) Directors, comprised of interested individuals from the corporate sector, as well as, those from the community-at-large; several of whom are myasthenia gravis patients.

A Grassroots Organization

Relying on contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California is a grassroots organization that uses volunteers to accomplish duties from fund raising to patient service.

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