Light Up For Mito

Kuvat: Anu Wartiovaara (Finlandia-talo ja Helsingin kaupunginteatteri) ja Maija Komonen (maailmanpyörä)

STOP mitochondrial disease! 

In the evening of September 14, 2019 hundreds of national monuments will be shining green as part of global Light Up For Mito campaign. The campaign is the highlight of Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week, GMDAW.

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 will participate in the campaign: Helsinki City Theatre, PerkinElmer, Lakeuden Risti, Linnanmäki.



Actress Krista Kosonen

Krista Kosonen


Illustrator Elina Warsta

Elina Warsta


Musician Kie von Hertzen

Kie von Hertzen


Heljä Räty, Tapiola Sinfonietta

Heljä Räty

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


University of Helsinki has a money collection permit (RA/2017/1340), permitted by the National Police Board on 21 December 2017.