6th Annual MG Walk
BOCA RATON (CBS12) —
It's a walk with a mission of finding a cure for the thousands of Amercians who live with MG.
Sandy Greenblatt has beat the odds - living life with a rare disease.
"I was first diagnosed 47 years ago," says Greenblatt.
It's called Myasthenia Gravis.
"I could not speak. I could not swallow. I had muscle weakness."
MG is a rare disease affecting people of all ages.
Chris Mauch/MG Walk Manager
MG is a neuromuscular immune disease," says MG Walk Manager Chris Mauch. "It is considered a rare disease and really we are just trying to get MG on the map."
Sandy's friend is walking in her honor - standing beside her and the many others living the chronic disease.
"We've been friends for 20 years," says supporter Sonia Bittner. "She told me about this organization and we been doing it for several years now."
Today, walks across the nation will help spread awareness and raise money for research. So far over $3 million have been raised, and it's this kind of support Sandra says makes a difference.
"This walkathon is wonderful."
This is the 6th annual walk and along with others across the nation - it is MG's biggest fundraising campaign.