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World Mitochondrial Disease Week 2020

World Mitochondrial Disease Week raises awareness of mitochondrial disease (mito) on a global scale through educational, fundraising and advocacy activities.

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Visit the website to find out more.

Activities include the awareness raising campaign: Light Up for Mito, mass participation walking and running events, and Stay in Bed Day. Educational events are held for medical professionals and patients around the world. 

Facebook provides a vital platform to raise awareness and share news of events and activities taking place. 

IMP coordinates World Mitochondrial Disease Week with assistance from the Mito Foundation in conjunction with its members.   


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19 September

We are delighted to launch the first ‘LHON Awareness Day’. 

It is hoped to raise awareness of Leber HereditaryOptic Neuropathy (LHON), a type of mitochondrial disease.

We encourage the global LHON community to raise awareness in their local community and to join the inaugural ‘LHON: One Condition, Many Stories’ event. 

Please watch the event on Facebook Live at the IMP Facebook page from 5-7pm CET on Saturday 19 September 2020. 


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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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