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.