LEAWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 10th Annual MGA Triple Crown Showdown 5K


Individuals run at the 2013 5K Run, Roll and Sun.   Mason Parks Foundation

Leawood Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on March 10.

The MGA Triple Crown Showdown 5k, formally the Greater Kansas City MGA Walk Run and Roll, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In the past 9 years the event has raised more than $275,000 for the Myasthenia Gravis Association, and in 2019 it raised more than $45,000 and had 460+ registered participants.

The Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those who are affected by this autoimmune, neuromuscular disease through awareness, education and member services across Missouri, Kansas and NW Arkansas.

All funds raised will go toward supports and services for those impacted by myasthenia gravis.

Bring your family and friends out for a day of fun and show your support for a great cause:

  • 5k run/walk - A fun 3.1 mile run or walk
  • 1 mile mosey - A peaceful untimed walk around Town Center
  • Tot trot for kids - Kids 8 and under can sign up for the MGA Tot Trot, Youth t-shirts and capes are included for every registrant.
Over 20 vendors will greet participants accompanied by an interactive photo booth and therapeutic miniature ponies.  To register for this event, click HERE.  Use the code CHAMBER and register for $5 off through 5/13/2020.

About Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis (MG) means grave or severe muscle weakness. It is an autoimmune, neuromuscular disease characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups. MG occurs in all races, both genders, and at any age. It is a potentially fatal disease without a cure, however, with early diagnosis and proper medical treatment the disease can be controlled. The prevalence of MG in the United States is estimated to be about 1 out of 5,000. Yet, MG is probably under diagnosed and the prevalence may be higher. The symptoms include:double vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty chewing and swallowing, difficulty breathing and weakness in arms and/or legs.

For More Information, contact the Myasthenia Gravis Association at (816) 256-4100 or allisonfoss@mgakc.org or visit www.mgakc.org.

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