Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) Member



MGA's Diamond Anniversary Gala Special Guests


Master of Ceremonies
Mary Robb Jackson, KDKA TV personality


Honorary Chairperson
Jacqueline Bauer, Esq., Chief Administrative Officer for Allegheny Health Network


Musical Guest
Kara Mikula, Pittsburgh-to-Broadway Star (aka "Judge Jackie Justice")


HONOREES: Robert Blume, MD, Guy Corsello, MD, James Valeriano, MD, Kent Tekulve, and Carol Sayenga Lynn, posthumously


Space is limited. Call MGA @ 412-566-1545 for more information.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Cranberry for the discounted rate of $99, and the hotel will provide a free shuttle to and from the MGA Diamond Anniversary Gala. Once you have made your Gala reservations, if you would like to make a hotel reservation, click here.

Thanks to all who supported the Brush for Bob Paint N’ Sip event on August 25th. It was a huge success. BIG THANKS to Melissa Folman for organizing this great event!


Download a Pooch Parade registration form here or call the MGA office (412-566-1545) and we'll mail you one.


Check out this video from last year's MGA Pooch Parade:

MGA is a small but powerful and extremely cost-efficient organization that strives to be a good steward of the generous donations we receive from our supporters. A gift of any amount makes a big difference in our ability to continue treatment and support services to the more than 500 MG patients and their families that we serve every year. There are many ways to give to MGA including designating MGA in your local United Way Campaign, the Combined Federal Campaign or the State Employees Combined Appeal. See codes below.

United Way
MGA United Way Codes:
Allegheny #82
Beaver #4861
Butler #5981
Erie # 45146
Mon Valley #1178
Washington # 0082
Westmoreland #1178
PA State Employees combined Appeal #S460124
Combined Federal Campaign #38076

Welcome to the official Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western PA (MGA) website. MGA was created in 1955 and has a long history of serving those with myasthenia gravis. The organization is located in Pittsburgh, PA on the campus of Allegheny General Hospital and provides a variety of services for those affected by MG.


Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder that can affect a variety of muscles. The struggles for people with MG vary greatly. Symptoms can include difficulty eating, walking, lifting arms, grooming, talking, laughing, smiling, and at the very worst, even breathing. Thankfully, due to relentless efforts to support patients where ever they are with their symptoms, effective community outreach, and the search for new and effective forms of treatment, many patients can still live active fulfilling lives. MG has become a disease that people die with and not from. You can learn more about MG and access materials on our About MG page.


MGA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on community support to continue the important services offered to patients free of charge. Even though MGA is based in Pennsylvania, we regularly assist people all over the world with free materials. Our goal is to provide a higher quality of life to those with MG along the way to helping to find a cure. If you're new the website and want to see what we have to offer, please view our services.


The mission of The Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western Pennsylvania is to address the medical, social, and emotional needs of all persons affected by Myasthenia Gravis and to disseminate educational information to persons with Myasthenia Gravis, their families, the medical community, and the general public.


The vision of The Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western Pennsylvania is to enable the best possible quality of life of all persons affected by Myasthenia Gravis as long as it exists as an incurable disorder.