Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week 2013

(Feel free to copy this logo to use on your Facebook page or blog!)

Join MitoAction as we celebrate Awareness Week


SUNDAY, Sept. 15: Use our MitoAction logo or MitoMan as your Facebook profile picture. Send us your poems, short stories, drawings, and photos. Let us know how you are raising awareness. (Email us at We will share these items in the following weeks!

MONDAY, Sept. 16: Find out how much you know about Mito! Take our Awareness Week quiz! Click here for the answers!

TUESDAY, Sept. 17: It’s Green Day!! Wear green. Put green light bulbs in your porch light. Make and wear green ribbons.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18: Light A Light to remember our Mito angels. Please send photos to and we’ll place your remembrance on our Light A Light page.

THURSDAY, Sept. 19: We’ll feature a story about an inspiring Mito family! Click here to read "Recipe for Awareness."

FRIDAY, Sept. 20: Give a gift to one of these MitoAction programs: Marcel’s Way Family Fund, the Mitochondrial Disease Clinical Conference, monthly support groups and speakers.

SATURDAY, Sept. 21: Awareness should happen all year round. Download our Awareness Ideas Kit to help you throughout the year.


Thank you for your submissions of how you celebrate Awareness Week!

A poem to remember a son.

Candle Day for Frankie.

For Frankie.


Click here for a Fact Sheet on Mitochondrial Disease

Click here for a press release to share with your local newspaper.


Many restaurants will offer "charity nights" in which they will donate a percentage of all sales on that specific date to a charity!



For more information, please email

Click here to read about Gareth DiPaolo's walk in Bethelehem, PA. 


We are seeking volunteers to help organize Mito Patient & Family Socials. These gatherings are low-key, relaxed events that allow Mito families to meet each other, share stories, give and get support, and realize they're not alone on this difficult journey. For more information, please email


Never give up; keep fighting

Mito doesn’t slow down Paralympic swimmer Joe Wise






Join our efforts to raise awareness by sending this free e-card "This is My Mito" -  click here to get started!

this is my mito

Light a Light for Mito

On Wednesday September 18, 2013, as we celebrate and join together to raise awareness for mitochondrial disease across the globe, we remember those who have lost the battle with mitochondrial disease and ask that friends and family "Light a Light" in their memory.  

Please send your photos and memory wishes to us at



For more information and ideas:

Check out our list of fundraising ideas


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