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Sandra K. Russell Derby Day Benefit for Mito

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Live from virtual Churchill Downs on May 1, 2021, MitoAction brings you the most exciting “60 minute” fundraising event experience. Patients, caregivers, family members, donors, corporate sponsors and friends of MitoAction will come together from across the U.S. to support families affected by mitochondrial disease. Attendees who were once restricted by geography and travel will now be able to join SKR Derby Day and our reach will be expanded to a national audience. Our most committed donors will have the opportunity to meet the families and patients who they so selflessly support over the years, and learn first-hand the tremendous impact their continued generosity has made for the MitoAction community. There will be something for everyone to enjoy – Derby inspired drinks, great fun and entertainment, all from the comfort of your home!

2021 MitoAction Derby Day Invite

Join us for the 12th annual SKR Derby Day Benefit for Mito!

The annual Sandra K. Russell Derby Day Benefit for Mito is held in honor of Sandra Russell, who lost her battle to mitochondrial disease in 2008. Sandra is the late wife of MitoAction Board member Gordon Russell and mother of Derby Day Committee members Buck, Rebecca, and Jonathan Russell.

It was a tradition in the Russell home to host fun-filled celebrations on Derby Day for family and friends. MitoAction is honored to continue this family tradition and to celebrate Sandra’s commitment to helping others, especially those impacted by mitochondrial disease.

To date, Derby Day has raised over $1.3 million towards improving the lives of patients and families suffering from mitochondrial disease. Because of the generous support of our Derby Day sponsors, volunteers, and attendees, MitoAction continues to provide vital support to those who courageously face the day to day challenges of this devastating rare disease.