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…


MGA HOLIDAY PARTY – Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Noon.

Small stuffed Santa
Location: Club Venetian, 29310 John R. Road, Madison Heights, MI (between 12 and 13 Mile Roads).

Are you ready for the holidays?  MGA knows how busy it is between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so we have scheduled our Holiday Party for Sunday, November 18, 2018.

This is a great way to get together with your family and friends before the busyness of the holidays begin.  Bring your children and grandchildren to get their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, have fun and bring home goodies and memories.  Some of you have not been with us in a while and we miss you!

In order to register, fill out the bottom of the form here and mail it to the MGA Office at 1000 John R, Suite 111, Troy, MI, 48083, or call the MGA office at (248) 591-4419 and register over the telephone.

Hope to see you there!!


The Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA) – Detroit/Eastern Michigan has lost a great friend, past President of the Board of Directors, golf chairman, volunteer and a man well loved by all who met him and had the pleasure of working with him.

Rod was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis (MG) over 16 years ago. He had his thymus gland removed and follow-up radiation treatments for the thymoma that was found. He recovered fully and his MG went into remission.

Rod passed away suddenly on Oct. 11, 2018, of a massive heart attack. Rod was the youngest son of Helen and Fred Brown, husband of Vicki Brown and dad to their six children, three boys and three girls, that made up their blended family.

His parents, Fred and Helen Brown, continued to volunteer for MGA following Rod’s busy career of part-owner of the Shirt Box store in Farmington Hills and as a practicing attorney.

We send our condolences to his mother, Helen, his wife Vicki and his children, and his brothers, Martin and Steven. Fred Brown, Rod’s dad, passed away almost 18 month ago.

The MGA Board of Directors has initiated the Rodney M. Brown Fund at MGA. The fund will support services/programs for persons struggling with the neuromuscular disease, myasthenia gravis.

The MGA Board of Directors has also initiated a name change for the MGA Golf Classic. The new name will be: The Rodney M. Brown Memorial Golf Classic.

Thank you Rod for being part of the MGA family of services, volunteers and friends. We will miss you greatly!


With the upcoming flu season fast approaching, MGA wanted to make you aware of information found on the internet regarding Myasthenia Gravis and the Influenza vaccine. Read more…


MGA has compiled a list of videos from our Education Symposiums from 1999 to 2017 which are available for you to borrow upon request. Available inventory can be found by clicking on the heading “Patient Information” above. The list contains the main speaker, topic of discussion (when available) and Media (VCR and/or DVD).

If you are interested in viewing any of these videos, please send an email to mgadetroit1@hotmail.com or mail your request to MGA, 1000 John R, Suite 111, Troy, MI, 48083. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the MGA office at 248-591-4419.


For those who are not aware, Amazon and Kroger each has a charitable giving program that gives back to your charity of choice (MGA) for each dollar spent.  It does not cost you anything and you do NOT lose your Kroger plus card discounts by enrolling in this program.  Since the loss of our United Way contribution, it is very important to MGA to receive contributions in as many ways as possible.  These programs do not cost you anything, except the time it takes to Enroll and is very much appreciated by those suffering from Myasthenia Gravis who receive the benefit of your enrollment.

Learn How to Enroll and Designate MGA.


  • 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


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

Click meeting location for more information.

Metro Support Group – Warren
Ann Arbor Support Group – Ypsilanti


Counseling available upon request at the MGA office.
Call for an appointment.
248-591-4419 or 800-227-1763

“Remember MGA in Your Will”