Raising awareness and funds for mito one cupcake at a time
When Adam was diagnosed with mitochondrial myopathy in 2019, Emma tried to help out around the house the best that she could. She has always had a strong passion for helping others, and this made her realize that she wanted to help people with mitochondrial diseases as well. Emma believes that all parts of a patient’s journey are important, whether they were recently diagnosed, have been diagnosed for a long time, or are still navigating the diagnostic journey!
Emma spent some time researching the different programs that MitoAction offers and found ways to support patients of all ages and in all stages of their journey. She then realized that she could use her love for baking to spread awareness and all donations received from cupcake orders would benefit mitochondrial disease patients.
Together, our impact can be amazing and help so many people! Check back regularly to view Emma’s progress towards her goal of $1,500 per initiative!
How Does It Work?
We’re glad you asked! There is a minimum suggested donation of $15.00 per (6) pack of cupcakes ordered, but MitoAction gratefully accepts donations of any amount. You can choose to pick up the cupcakes and enjoy them yourself or have them donated to a local police station, fire station, school, hospital, etc.
Where Is the Pick-Up Location?
For now, all cupcakes can be picked-up at the Target on Eagle & Chinden in Boise, ID between 9:00-10:00am on the weekend or between 6:00-7:00pm on weekdays. Your pick-up day/time will be selected at checkout.
Here is a map of the specific location in the parking lot (click map to enlarge):
Can I Just Make a Donation?
Of course you can! When you click on the order button below, you can enter “0” as the number of cupcakes you’d like and leave your donation amount on the next line!
Which MitoAction Programs Will My Donation Support?
Great question! Emma has chosen 4 programs that are very important to her and her family and has decided to use the proceeds of her cupcakes donations to support a different one each quarter.
January – March : Marcel’s Way Family Fund (grants of up to $500 go towards associated medical costs for families in need)
April – June : Matthew Harty Camper Fund ($1,500 sends one kid to camp for a week)
July – September : Education, Advocacy, & Awareness (every donation makes a big difference here)
October – December : MitoSantas ($50 will help one mitochondrial disease child patient receive gifts for Christmas)
Learn More About Why the Marcel’s Way Family Fund is Important to Emma
My Dad has mitochondrial myopathy, which causes him to need a breathing machine, mobility aids, and a few different kinds of medicine. All of that can be very expensive. So for families like mine, Marcel’s Way Family Fund can help with expenses like these for those who need assistance. That’s why it would mean so much to me, and a lot of others, if you donated to the Marcel’s Way Family Fund.
Learn More About Why the Matthew Harty Camper Fund is Important to Emma
Going to summer camp is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I think everyone should have that chance. This is one of the camps that can help kids with mitochondrial disease get to go to camp and have a great summer. In my family, my Dad doesn’t need to go to summer camp (haha!). But he knows how it feels to have a disease and it’s nice to just have a chance to have people around you who are just like you and know what it’s like to go through some of the same things. Kids can experience that at camp, and I think that’s amazing because every child in the world deserves to just be a kid. Through raising money for the Matthew Harty Camper Fund, we can help them experience that!
Learn More About Why Education, Advocacy & Awareness is Important to Emma
There are very few people in the world who know about mitochondrial diseases. You might have been one of them before you found Another Helping. But, with the help of your donation, you could help other people in the world learn about mitochondrial disease and how it can impact others in our community. I’m hoping there can be a cure for my Dad’s kind of mitochondrial disease (and all of the others). Even though there isn’t one yet, MitoAction helps patients find doctors and scientists to work towards getting a cure. In the meantime, there are lots of other ways to help people, including you donating to mitochondrial disease awareness!
Learn More About Why MitoSantas is Important to Emma
I love getting presents and seeing what’s inside. I also love watching other people get their presents and seeing their reaction to them. Some families have kids with mitochondrial disease, and this might be the best memory they have during the holiday season. The parents love to see their kids opening presents and seeing their reaction, too. I know that with my family, it’s tough to have somebody with mito, and having that day to get to spend time with them and open the gifts is awesome. It’s kind of like they don’t even have the disease anymore for that time. It’s amazing. Many families affected by mitochondrial disease are facing tough financial challenges and without the gifts from MitoSantas, their kids may not receive any presents for Christmas. Not only does the affected child receive a gift, but all of his/her brothers and sisters who are under 18 years old do as well. So I want to help other families like mine and put a smile on the face of their kids and help them have a happy holiday!
What Kind of Cupcakes Are Available and What Are the Ingredients?
At this time, we offer red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! Yum! Cupcakes contain: dairy, wheat, eggs, and corn. Cupcakes are not made in a professional kitchen, cross contamination may occur. For the complete list of ingredients, please email: email@example.com.