Be part of the global movement on Monday 18 - Sunday 24 September 2023!

An initiative of International Mito Patients (IMP)World Mitochondrial Disease Week is an annual campaign that raises awareness of mito through educational, fundraising and advocacy activities.

This is a meaningful occasion where the global community unites to raise awareness of mito. We will hold a number of events, illuminate landmarks in green all over the world, and spread the word by sharing stories and mito facts.

We will update 2023 events information in the coming months. If you have any feedback or questions, please let us know.

You can read 2022 World Mitochondrial Disease Week wrap up here.

Light Up For Mito

Saturday 23 September 2023

Light Up for Mito is a global campaign involving illuminating landmarks in green to raise awareness of mito.

Last year, 332 monuments were confirmed around the world and 75 monuments are in Australia! Thank you so much to the mito community members for making this happen.

Please contact us if you have any monuments in your area.


Send a virtual gift !

You can still buy and share the animated Light Up for Mito eCard to help brighten the futures of people impacted by mito. We have three wonderful designs for you!

Munch for Mito

Get together with friends to enjoy some of your favourite treats, raise a glass and help raise much-needed awareness.

The Mito Foundation Awards

We are fortunate to work with incredible individuals who go the extra mile to support people with mito. We acknowledge individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the mito community in the past year. Congratulations to all last year's winners and thank you to all who nominated.

LHON Awareness Day event

On 19 September 2023, IMP will host a live online event for the LHON (Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy) community.

You can watch the 2022 webinar "Research and Rehabilitation". 

Help Spread The Word About Mito

The World Mitochondrial Disease Week website is filled with helpful resources that you can use to share on social media to raise awareness about mito.