Save the Date for Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week 2020 - 13-19 September

Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week 2019 in Review

Light Up for Mito 

Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week kicked off with Light Up for Mito. Around the world around 200 monument and landmarks Melbourne Star Wheel illuminated in greenwere illuminated in green to raise awareness. 

Niagara Falls (US), BC Place Stadium (Canada), Sydney Town Hall (Australia), the Swabian Castle of Brindisi (Italy), the Palace of Rajoy (Spain), Blackpool Tower (UK) and Caerphilly Castle (Wales) were just some of the landmarks that took part.

See the full list.

View photos from around the world.

Education is key…

Education events informed patients, families, clinicians, researchers, key decision makers - including politicians, journalists and the general public about mitochondrial disease.

The Mito Talk in Canada, NSW Parliament House Stall in Australia, Mitochondria Symposium From Bench to Bedside in The Netherlands and a meeting themed Mitochondrial diseases in children, a puzzle in search of a solution in Italy all had one thing in common – the knowledge they imparted will help to raise awareness of mitochondrial disease and the challenges faced by patients.

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Stay in Bed DayStay in Bed Day in Australia, Energy for Life Walkathon and a candle light vigil in the US, a theatre production and tennis tournament in Italy, Take a Stand Against Mito stands across the UK, the Virtual Run for Mito in New Zealand and Mitochondria in a Game in the Czech Republic were just some of the awareness raising events that took place around the world. 

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Social Media

Mito Fact social media posts from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were shared using #LightUpForMito and #gmdaw. 

Light Up For Mito photos were tagged on social! 

Supporters added a Facebook Twibbon to their Facebook profile picture to raise awareness. ( 


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

However you raised awareness, thank you!


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