Be part of the global movement on 18 - 24 September 2022!

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.

Join the global movement in any way you can!

Light Up For Mito

24 September 2022

Light Up for Mito is a global campaign involving illuminating landmarks in green to raise awareness of mito.
This year, 297 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.

Send a virtual gift !

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

Munch for Mito

Get together with friends (you can do it virtually!) 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. Thank you to all those who have nominated this year, we look forward to announcing the winners very soon!

LHON Awareness Day event

19 September at 9 -11pm (AEST), IMP will host a live online event for the LHON (Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy) community. An expert speaker will be joined by LHON patients from around the world to share and learn from each others' lived experiences.
if it is difficult for you to attend live, please register now to access the recording.

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. Please visit the website to see how you can get involved in 2022!