15 – 21 September 2019

Global Mitochondrial Disease
Awareness Week

Around the world Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week is marked with educational, fundraising and advocacy efforts designed to raise awareness about mitochondrial disease (mito).

Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week 2019 Events


Light Up for Mito

Saturday 14 September 2019 | Worldwide  (See the locations)

Light Up for Mito is a global campaign whereby landmarks around the world will be illuminated in green to raise awareness about mito.


Energy For Life Walkathon

Saturday 14 September 2019 | Kansas City / Detroit / Western New York  / Southern Wisconsin, The USA 

The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) and their supporters host events during the week. Check more out here.


Take a Stand Against Mito

Sunday 15 September 2019 | The UK

Let’s set up a Lily awareness stand to raise awareness about mito in your neighbourhood. Learn more here.


Mito Talk

Sunday 15 September 2019 | Calgary, Canada

Join us for an interactive discussion on the journey that mitochondrial disease is, current research and what the future looks like in terms of innovation and the development of therapies and treatment. Learn more here.


Stay in Bed Day 

Sunday 15 September 2019 | Australia

Join us to stay in bed to raise awareness and much-needed funds for cure.

Learn more here.


Wednesday 18 September 2019 | Stockholm, Sweden

Participate in a day of learning organised by NeuroVive and Santhera. Meet with experts, clinicians, patients and speakers to better understand mitochondrial disease and how we can build awareness. Learn more here.


Mitochondria Symposium “From Bench to Bedside”

Friday 20 September 2019 | Nijmegen, The Netherlands

The RCMM is organising this symposium for all scientific researchers that are working or are interested in this research field. Learn more here.


Meeting “Mitochondrial diseases in children, a puzzle in search of a solution”

Friday 20 September 2019 | Roma, Italy

Auditorium “Valerio Nobili” – Bambino Gesù Children’s Research Hospital 9am. Learn more: Mitocon


Theatre show “Piume di struzzo il vizietto”

Friday 20 September 2019 | Roma, Italy

Ai Colli Theatre 9pm.  Lean more: Mitocon


The Meeting for Adults and Parents of Children with mito

Saturday 21 September 2019 | Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Register here

Mito Information Day

Saturday 21 September 2019 | Adelaide, Australia

Mito Foundation offer members of the mito community the unique opportunity to see presentations from, and speak with, leading researchers and medical professionals working in the field of mito. Register here

Tennis tournament

Saturday 21- Sunday22 September 2019 | Roma, Italy

Tennis Club 88 Valmadrera. Lean more: Mitocon


– More events are coming soon !! –