In the evening of September 16 hundreds of national monuments shone green part of global Light-Up-for-Mito campaign. This international campaign raised awareness of mitochondrial disease. About 200.000 people in Europe suffer from mitochondrial disease, which are still poorly known among public or health professionals. The Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week continues November 8 when the “Doctor Musicians on Stage”-event highlights mitochondrial diseases. The campaign collects funds to provide peer-support of patients and for high-profile research of mitochondrial diseases, aiming to develop treatment. For Further information, please contact Anu Wartiovaara, Academy Professor, or Maija Komonen, project coordinator tel. 050 4155262.