World Mitochondrial Disease Week

World Mitochondrial Disease Week raises awareness of mitochondrial disease on a global scale through educational, fundraising and advocacy activities. Here are some great ways to get involved and help put mito in the spotlight!

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Mito is on Coronation Street... and Mito Is On My Street.

Starting on World Mitochondrial Disease Week, we're asking our supporters to raise awareness with the message 'Mito Is On My Street'. 

The Coronation Street storyline about Oliver Battersby, a boy with mitochondrial disease, is raising awareness about mito in a big way. With your help, we can maximise this exposure and remind people that the heartbreak unfolding on screen is being endured by hundreds of real families in the UK every day. 

It's really simple to take part. If you or someone you love have been affected by mito, we'd like you to share a photo of yourself in your street (or another street, if you prefer). This is to highlight that mito isn't just on Coronation Street, it can be on any street. Your photo could be a quick selfie, or something more creative involving the whole family. You could also do it with colleagues in the street where you work. 

Visit our Mito Is On My Street page to get involved!


Share Mito Facts

Share our Mito Facts squares during World Mitochondrial Disease Week to help educate, inform and raise awareness. Even if just one person learns something new about mito, you'll have made an important difference! You can download our Mito Facts squares here.


Light Up Green for WMDW 2020

Landmarks and monuments around the world are lighting up green during WMDW to raise awareness about mito. Why not get involved and light up a building in your area? It could be a castle, bridge, town hall or even your local pub. Contact your council or building manager, tell them about WMDW and see if they can make it happen! Remember to let your local newspaper know too, so they can take a photo. Download our press release to include in your email.


Make your Facebook profile #MitoAware

Raise awareness by adding a #MitoAware frame to your Facebook profile picture. It only takes a moment! Click here to change it