Be part of the global movement on 19 - 25 September 2021!

An initiative of International Mito Patients (IMP)World Mitochondrial Disease Week raises awareness of mito on a global scale through educational, fundraising and advocacy activities.

Please check out our events below to see how you can get involved.

The Mito Foundation Symposium

23 September

This online symposium will explore the theme "Mitochondrial Donation: Beyond Legislative Change", and bring together experts from the UK to share their experience, as well as local patient, clinical, IVF and health systems experts.

Light Up For Mito

25 September

Light Up for Mito is a global campaign involving illuminating landmarks in green to raise awareness of mito. In 2020 over 170 monuments and landmarks throughout the world were illuminated in green. Could you get some of your local buildings to take part?

Send a virtual gift !

Buy and share the animated Light Up for Mito eCard to help brighten the futures of people impacted by mito.

Munch for Mito

19 - 25 September

An opportunity for the mito community to make a real difference. Get together with friends (you can also do it virtually!) to enjoy some of your favourite treats, raise a glass and help raise much-needed awareness.

The Mito Foundation Awards

19 - 25 September

We acknowledge individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the mito community in the past year. Nominations close Friday 3 September and the winners will be announced during World Mitochondrial Disease Week. or inspiration, view last year's winners.

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.

Award winning film"The Magic Bracelet" Free online streaming is available this week only!

15-year old filmmaker Rina Goldberg died from mito - and it was her dream to see her film on the big screen. Make A Film Foundation made her dream true - her script was adapted into a short film by an Oscar-winning writer ("Juno") Diablo Cody and directed by Jon Poll.

Rina's family has kindly made the film available to watch FREE during World Mitochondrial Disease Week. You can watch the film here:
(*Please do not show the film in a public arena)