Light Up For Mito

STOP mitochondrial disease!

In the evening of September 23, 2023 hundreds of national monuments will be shining green as part of global Light Up For Mito campaign. The campaign is the highlight of World Mitochondrial Disease Week.

About 200.000 people in Europe suffer from mitochondrial disease, which are still poorly known among public or health professionals. This group of disorders manifests as different diseases, affecting the nervous system, muscle, heart or liver, and with no curative treatment.

Besides raising awareness, the campaign collects funds to provide peer-support of patients and for high-profile research of mitochondrial diseases, aiming to develop treatment.

This international campaign raises awareness of mitochondrial disease. In Finland, the following buildings and locations will participate in the campaign: Helsinki City Theatre, Turku Kirjastosilta, Liukkonen & Riihinen, Jylhä Power co-operative, Kuopio City Theatre, Elämyspiha PikkukiliMasku Neurological Centre, Parturi-kampaamo Kalevan Kutri, Kauhava Aircraft Park Fouga Statue, Kauhava Entrepreneur statueJohanna's SpaKokkola city theatre, Laukaa Roundabout, Ideapark Seinäjoki, Härmä Rehabilitation Center & SpaRauma Old City Hall, Rajaseudun Saluuna, Helsinki SkywheelKokkola's Meripuisto Park, Uusikaarlepyy Statue, Sanssi Manor, Alskat Bridge and Finnevik Bridge.

Campaign supporters

Actress Krista Kosonen


Illustrator Elina Warsta


Musician Kie von Hertzen


Heljä Räty, Tapiola Sinfonietta

Make a donation to support mitochondrial research and peer-support of the patients and families. Donated funds are administered by the University of Helsinki Funds.

Nordea: IBAN = FI15 1660 3001 0767 70, BIC = NDEAFIHH

Recipient: Helsingin yliopiston rahastot
Message: Mitochondrial research, name of the donor and contact information 

For donations over 850 euro or more we kindly ask you to send us a deed of donation.

Deed of Donation, University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki has a money collection permit (RA/2020/737), permitted by the National Police Board on 18 June 2020 that is valid in Finland, excluding the Åland islands.