Did you know that 1 in 200 people carries a mutation that could turn into a mitochondrial disease at some point in his or her life? What is mitochondrial Disease? It is the body’s failure to turn food into energy. The effects of the disease vary. Some people lose their ability to see and hear, while others suffer total debilitation. In some cases, mitochondrial disease can be fatal.
You should care about mitochondrial disease because mitochondrial dysfunction is linked to some of the more well-known illnesses like Parkinson’s, Diabetes and some cancers.
When you make a donation through our Energy for Life Walkathon, you are not only helping UMDF provide support to those who suffer from mitochondrial disease, you are helping UMDF fund the research that could lead to a cure and potential treatments for a host of other diseases.
Please join us on October 12, 2013 to raise money and awareness about mitochondrial disease. www.umdf.org
Join team DINO MITO FIGHTERS in support of the two sons of VBE Cat McDonald who both have mitochondrial disease. Donations are optional signing up to walk is free. Thank you for your support.
SIGN UP HERE AS WELL AS MEET UP- http://www.energyforlifewalk.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1066754&lis=1&kntae1066754=741645BAC8B64889AACF7FC4CA309501&team=5475285