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About MitoAction

Brianna Couture

Our Mission

MitoAction's mission is to improve the quality of life for children, adults, and families living with mitochondrial disease through support, education, outreach, advocacy, and clinical research initiatives.

To do this, MitoAction's goals include:

  • To improve quality of life for adults and children affected by mitochondrial disease.
  • To internationally raise awareness about mitochondrial disorders, and their relationship to other diseases.
  • To provide specific and practical materials that help patients to manage their symptoms
  • To aggregate and connect the international mitochondrial disease community
  • To engage pharmaceutical industry working toward therapeutic approaches to mitochondrial disorders.
  • To create tools which empower patients and caregivers to be advocates for themselves or their children.

We strive to offer comprehensive, up-to-date, expert resources, information, and support at no cost to any patient, family, clinician, educator, or member of the community.

We continue to seek multiple ways to offer information such that the resources are accessible and user-friendly for people of all abilities.

We foster relationships with the scientific, academic, research and business community in order to create sustainable support for the mission of MitoAction.

Our Vision

MitoAction's vision is to create a community of support that reaches every child, adult, and caregiver affected by a mitochondrial disease.

Effective awareness and advocacy will guarantee that every patient has access to specialized care and a network of support and information that improves the journey for every individual affected.

Questions? Need help? Looking to connect? Contact us:

MitoAction's Mito411 Support Program connects callers to volunteers who are parents, adult patients, caregivers and nurses who can provide support, share resources, answer questions. Contact MaryBeth Hollinger, Mito411 Support Coordinator, by phone, 1-888-MITO-411 (1-888-648-6411) or by email Mito411@mitoaction.org

Effective awareness and advocacy will guarantee that every patient has access to specialized care and a network of support and information that improves the journey for every individual affected.
Contact Christine Cox, Director of Advocacy: 1-888-648-6228, outreach@mitoaction.org

Looking for help with awareness activities, educational materials, fundraising or general questions? Contact Ginger DeShaney, Director of Operations & Support: 1-888-648-6228, support@mitoaction.org

Need to speak with the Executive Director? Contact Cristy Balcells: 1-888-648-6228, info@mitoaction.org

Planning an event or interested in sponsorship? Contact Shawney Lamm, Event and Program Manager: 1-888-648-6228, walk@mitoaction.org

Click here for our Annual Report.