Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) Member


Thanks to all who attended and supported the MGA Diamond Anniversary Gala. It was a great success! Check out the pictures here.


Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Silver Sponsor

OptionCare Infusion Services, A Walgreen’s Company

And our Donors

Allegheny Health Network
Allegheny Neurological Associates
Jo Beth Barr
Tom Bigley
Dr. and Mrs. Jon Brillman
The Chadwick
Clean Creek Products / Stream Restorations
DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry
Congressman Mike Doyle
Maree Gallagher
Carol Golden
Tom Golden
Gullborg Insurance
Donna Kalisek
Elizabeth Klimchock
James C Lynn
Richard Miller
Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western PA Board of Directors
Pittsburgh Winery
Bonnie Repasky
Root Sports
Don & Carlene Sayenga
Clarissa Smith
Sparklez Jewelers
Trinity Jewelers
Lawrence Victor, CPA
David & Arlene Weintraub

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! Check out the pictures.


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.