Thank to the Prime Minister of Australia The Hon. Scott Morrison MP for supporting the Mito Foundation and the mito community, and for raising awareness during Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week.

The Prime Minister is the Patron of the Mito Foundation in Australia and has been a supporter for many years. 


Watch the video message here


September 2019

Light Up for Mito

Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week (from 15-21 September 2019) kicked off with Light Up for Mito. Around the world over 100 monument and landmarks were 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

Click on the photos to see full image. 

The Netherlands







However you raised awareness, thank you!


September 2019

During Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week 2019, many awareness raising events took place around the world, including:

  • Stay in Bed Day in Australia
  • Energy for Life Walkathon and a Candle Light Vigil in the US
  • A theatre production in Italy
  • Take a Stand Against Mito across the UK
  • The Virtual Run for Mito in New Zealand

Find out about more events here.

Social Media

Share your photo's on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #LightUpForMito and #gmdaw. 


However you are raising awareness, thank you!


August 2019

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!


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