The Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of people with MG, a neuromuscular disease. We assist patients and their families in coping with this disease through education, diagnosis, treatment, and support. Read more…
The 24th Annual MGA Golf Classic was a great success thanks to the hard work and dedication of Mark & Nancy Hosking and family – Leanne Hosking, Heather Hosking and Kristin & Mark Dalessandro!!!!
MGA appreciates all the time and effort the Hosking family has put in to help raise funds in support of MGA’s goal which is to assist persons diagnosed with MG, their families and/or caretakers.
The event was held on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Inn at St. John Golf Course in Plymouth. The weather on golf day was just great. Mostly sunny with some clouds and cool. All 63 golfers had a great time, along with the volunteers. Theme baskets were again raffled, along with our major raffle.
Winners of the major raffle were:
1st Prize (Crystal Mountain golf/ski package) – Kathryn Chrzanowski
2nd Prize (Diamond Pendant donated by Weinstein Jewelers) – Helga Freitag
3rd Prize ($500) – Shawn Shelby
Additional raffle items were: A special Dino Ciccarelli Red Wing jersey, owned and donated by the Hosking family, which was personally autographed by Dino Ciccarelli and beautifully framed, and three Red Wings signed pictures donated by David Harrison.
We thank our members who supported not only the golf raffle, but also had family members golf for the benefit of MGA. Andrea Fuller’s sister and brother-in-law, Robert and Angela Long, brought 16 golfers to enjoy the day and great camaraderie. All the Hoskings golfed with their friends, as well as many of Mark’s business associates. Dick Giba, President of MGA and Jane Horal, MGA Board Vice-President also golfed, along with former Board member, Dale Shomo.
We would also like to thank our major sponsors – PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR SPONSORS:
Crystal Mountain Resort
Weinstein Jewelers of Novi
Miller Vein (Jeffrey H. Miller, MD)
ATM 1000 LLC
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cranbrook Wealth Management
In addition, thank you to Miguel Perez, Golf Manager, Inn at St. John’s Golf Course and all his staff, including the servers at dinner, MGA Volunteers –Andy and Linda Lukacs, Raelene Tucker, Alex Tucker, Joanne Westenberg and Janet Bartello, and Joanne’s friends, Marge Jenkins and Nancy Williams, who came to volunteer. A special thank you to George Kingston who came all the way from Grand Blanc and Gary D’Alessandro, our Hole-in-One spotters, as well as our “carry-all” helpers.
Initiated this year was a golf auction provided by DC Sports (DetroitCitySports.com) that helped the MGA bottom line with additional proceeds. We thank them for their time and the great products that were brought in.
We deeply missed Fred Brown, our major golf raffle volunteer and best friend to MGA, who passed away in December, 2016. We express our thanks to Helen Brown, his widow, who purchased many raffle tickets, along with family members, to help MGA. Fred was part of the MGA golf event for over 10 years and Helen continues to support our work on behalf of persons struggling with this neuromuscular disease.
- Do you need information about MG and its treatment?
- Would you like to meet with others who are living with MG?
- Do you have questions and concerns about coping with MG?
If you have answered YES to any of the above questions, you may be interested in attending a New Patient Orientation Meeting or a Support Group Meeting. Please call us if you have any questions about these meetings. Office: 248-591-4419
New Patient Orientation
An orientation meeting for patients and family is offered in the Troy office. Staff members and other patients can be available to answer your questions. Please call ahead to let us know if you are interested. Office: 248-591-4419
Metro Support Group
The Metro group meets the second Monday of the month in Jan., March, May, Sept., and Nov. at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 29860 Dequindre (north of 12 Mile) in Warren. For more information, please call the MGA office.
2017 Meetings: 2017 Meetings: Jan 9, Mar 13, May 8, Sep 11, Nov 13
Ann Arbor Support Group
The Ann Arbor Support Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month in January, March, May in the afternoon from 1:30-3:00pm and in July and September in the evening from 6:30-8:00pm.
Location: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 5305 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Education Center, in the exhibition room on the first floor of the administration suite. It is past the elevators, second door on the left. From Parking Lot “P”, the entrance is below the # 5305 on the building. For more information call the MGA office.
2017 Meetings: Jan 26, Mar 23, May 25, July 27 and Sep 28
PLEASE NOTE: Based on agency surveys we have scheduled both July and September in the evening to accommodate those who work during the day. Please note times above.
Counseling available upon request at the MGA office.
Call for an appointment.
248-591-4419 or 800-227-1763