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Community Activity- Energy for Life Walk

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.

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.


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  • Courtney R.

    I was really honored to walk today with so many awesome people!

    2 · October 12, 2013

    • Nicole DeGennaro- L.

      was so nice to meet you today! Was for sure an honor. Hoping to bring more awereness!

      October 12, 2013

  • Anissa

    We now have an unavoidable conflict tomorrow morning and I'm not able to come. Might not be able to join the monthly meeting either. Grant and I were looking forward to both.

    October 11, 2013

  • Amy G.

    I will be at the Fresh! Expo in Charlotte that day!

    October 10, 2013

  • Anissa

    Looks like there are three distances. Which one is this group doing?

    October 6, 2013

    • Anissa

      I will be running somewhere between 5-8 mi that morning so I wasn't sure...thanks! Any idea if we're meeting anywhere?

      1 · October 6, 2013

    • Courtney R.

      Awesome!!! My goal is to work up to longer distances!!! :-)

      1 · October 6, 2013

  • Anissa

    Also are we meeting somewhere?

    1 · October 6, 2013

    • Cat Dinomitofighters M.

      I am working the registration table so come to the UMDF Energy for Life Registration table and I can point you to the group!

      1 · October 6, 2013

    • Anissa

      Ahhh, got it thanks! See you Saturday.

      1 · October 6, 2013

  • Courtney R.

    I think we should all wear the same colored shirt!!! I want to get one & put " DINO MITO FIGHTERS " on it :-) Or is that way too cheesy? :-) I don't care LoL My boys & I will do it !!! What's the official color of this awareness??

    2 · September 27, 2013

    • Courtney R.

      It's KELLY GREEN!!! Let's all try to wear green :-)

      1 · September 27, 2013

  • Courtney R.

    I'll be bringing both boys!! :-)

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be attending Dr. Lam's Tai Chi for Energy that day. I will connect with you all through my spirit. The program is helping people balance their vital energy and improve health. I am bringing it to Charlotte.

    August 10, 2013

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