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Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week

With only a few weeks to go, there are many exciting and informative activities organised around the world to raise awareness during Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week.

The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation is organising a series of ‘Energy for Life Walkathons’ across America. Patients, clinicians, researchers and key decision makers will learn more through symposiums, information days and events in Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy and Australia. Patients around the UK will ‘Take a Stand Against Mito’ by setting up awareness stands in their local communities. Buildings, landmarks and monuments will be illuminated in green as part of ‘Light Up for Mito’.

Each of these activities plays a vital role in raising awareness.  

It’s not too late to get involved. Visit or To find out what is happening and to register your event.

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


Melbourne Star Wheel illuminated in green

Light Up for Mito

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

Add a Twibbon to your Facebook profile picture to raise awareness, visit:

Be part of something amazing - get involved today!

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