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Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week

Around the world Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week is marked with educational, fundraising and advocacy efforts designed to raise awareness about mitochondrial disease (mito).

This is our week to make a noise about mito! With one collective voice the global mito community, patient advocacy groups, researchers and clinicians can focus the world’s attention on mito.

IMP members work together to raise awareness through special national and international events and initiatives. For more information and to get involved visit http://gmdaw.org/ or  https://www.facebook.com/GlobalMitochondrialDiseaseAwarenessWeek.

Melbourne Star Wheel illuminated in green

Light Up for Mito
#lightupformito

Light Up for Mito is a global campaign hosted by International Mito Patients (IMP) involving illuminating landmarks and monuments in green. On Saturday 14 September, IMP members will join forces to illuminate sites around the world. 

How you can get involved:

Make Light Up for Mito even bigger by organising a monument to be lit up in your area. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get involved.


The Colosseum illuminated in greenInstall a green light bulb in your porch or outside your home or office and light up for mito. Share a photo on social media using #lightupformito or email your photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the best images will be uploaded to gmdaw.org

Add a Twibbon to your Facebook profile picture to raise awareness, visit: gmdaw.org/resources

Be part of something amazing - get involved today!

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