Astoria, New York (PRWEB) June 06, 2014
Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder. The term comes from Latin meaning "grave muscular weakness." When an individual has an autoimmune disorder like Myasthenia Gravis their immune system malfunctions allowing the body to attack its own cells. People with this disorder can suffer from such symptoms as blurred or double vision, difficulty chewing or swallowing, difficulty breathing and weakness in the arms or legs. It is estimated that approximately 20 out of 100,000 people develop Myasthenia Gravis.
In recognition of Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, the Astoria Clinic of Hands-On Physical Therapy of New York will be participating in “Jeans Day” to raise money for this cause. Wednesday, June 11th, the staff that wishes to participate will donate $5 to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation in exchange for the opportunity to wear jeans to work.
"I'm happy to be able to help with support the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. And Jeans Day, what a great idea!" Staff Member at Hands-On Care Physical Therapy
If you live in the Astoria area come by and visit us as Hands-On Physical Therapy of NY office at 32-44 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11106 on June 11th and help us support this worthy cause. We’d love to see you here.