Alysha’s drive for autoimmune awareness

Alysha McGreevy was recognised for her awareness and fundraising efforts for Myasthenia Gravis. Picture: Emma Reevesd401408
Alysha McGreevy was recognised for her awareness and fundraising efforts for Myasthenia Gravis. Picture: Emma Reevesd401408

The Myasthenia Gravis (MG) Friends and Support Group member was acknowledged for her participation in last year’s City to Surf to raise money and awareness for the condition not many people know about.

Ms McGreevy’s tactic was to create the slogan ‘MG the disease, not the car’, which she put on t-shirts she had made.

In keeping with this theme, the MG Friends and Support Group committee presented Ms McGreevy with a model MG car with her certificate of appreciation at the morning tea.

Members of the MG Owners’ Club of WA also attended the presentation, each bringing along their MG cars.

Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune disease characterised by muscular weakness and fatigue.

Voluntary muscles become easily tired and weak because there is a problem with how the nerves stimulate contraction.

This makes Ms McGreevy’s participation in the City to Surf so much more significant because people with MG experience worse symptoms after physical activity. There is no cure for MG.

Tyler Brown