This year's World Mitochondrial Disease Week will be Monday 16 – Sunday 22 September 2024.


  • TK2D Awareness Day: Tuesday 10 September
  • LHON Awareness Day: Thursday 19 September
  • Light Up for Mito: Saturday 21 September

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.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Light Up For Mito

Saturday 21 September 2024

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

In 2023, 98 monuments were confirmed in Australia! Thank you so much to the mito community members for making this happen.

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

We need your help!

Can you reach out to your local landmarks? Please click to download the template. You can personalise and email it to your local landmarks.


Share your story: Faces of Mito

Be part of the worldwide "Faces of Mito" campaign! We want to shine a spotlight on the strength of people impacted by mito. Share a photo / video / your blog / social media about yourself or loved ones affected by mito.
Please message us with your stories and photos.

Send a virtual gift !

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

Host your own event

You can host an event to build local friendships and social connections with people who share a lived experience of mito. Mito Foundation can provide financial and planning support to 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

Do you know someone who goes the extra mile to support people with mito? If so, nominate them for an award.

Nominations will open soon!

Award winners will be announced during World Mitochondrial Disease Week.

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.