Save the Date for World Mitochondrial Disease Week 2022 - 18-24 September

Highlights from World Mitochondrial Disease Week 2021

Thank you to all our members who participated in World Mitochondrial Disease Week 2021 and raised awareness around the world. Working together we raised awareness, highlighted many of the issues facing people with mito, and celebrated our incredible mito warriors around the world. Our members hosted events including sponsored runs and walks, symposiums, support meetings, and workshops. 
LHON Awareness Day logoLHON Awareness Day

LHON Awareness Day featured a Facebook Live event during which experts and patients around the world shared their experiences of how technology has impacted their lives. Tools from smart phones to computer applications were discussed and tips highlighted. The video received 147 engagements and reached over 2,200 people internationally. Thank you to all those who participated in the event on 19 September. 
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Kokkola City Theatre, FinlandLight Up for Mito

An impressive 237 buildings, monuments and landmarks were illuminated in green on 25 September for Light Up for Mito – more than 70 more than last year. Forty-nine of the landmarks were in Spain, 43 in Finland (including Kokkola City Theatre pictured), 38 in Canada, 35 in Italy and 28 in Australia, with others in France, the UK, Romania, Bulgaria the US, Mexico, Germany, Argentina, Chile, Slovakia and Japan. Thank you to everyone who secured participants, secured media coverage and shared photos on social media. 
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Faces of Mito post on FacebookFaces of Mito 
This year more than 40 stories were featured on social media as part of the Faces of Mito campaign. One of stories reached over 4,000 people on Facebook. We love celebrating our mito warriors, and remembering fondly those who were taken too soon.

Messages of Hope 
The Messages of Hope video featured leading researchers from Australia, Italy, Germany and the UK, who shared information about their latest research and hope for the future. It was viewed on Facebook nearly 800 times and shared more than 30 times. 
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The World Mitochondrial Disease Week website received more than 8,800 views. Facebook remains our strongest social media channel, with almost 300 more fans liking the page during the week. Our top Facebook post reached nearly 10,000 people.  

However you marked World Mitochondrial Disease Week - thank you for coming together and helping to make our global voice heard. 


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  Working together we can focus the world’s attention on mito!

However you raise awareness, thank you!


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