By Helen Davidson
Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a rare illness affecting about 10,000 people in the UK. The disease causes muscle weakness, fatigue and in more severe cases difficulties with swallowing and breathing. At present little is known about the condition and there is no cure.
The Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA) is a charity that aims to improve the lives of people with MG and similar conditions by raising money for funding research and proving care for sufferers.
To get into the Christmas spirit this year, the seventh annual (MGA) Santa Fun Run and Walk will be held in Eastbourne on December 1.
The MGA invites people of all ages to dress up as Santa and walk or run the 3 mile route along the Eastbourne seafront from the Sovereign Centre to Holywell Tea Chalet.
Everyone taking part will be given a free Santa costume to wear on the day and to keep. To thank participants for their support free hot drinks and mince pies will be given after the event as a reward.
Registration fees are £10 for adults and £5 for anyone aged 16 years and under. All proceeds will go to the MGA, last year the they managed to raise over £15,000.