What is mitochondrial disease?
Mitochondrial (or mito) disease is a debilitating, incurable genetic disorder that robs the body's cells of energy, causing multiple organ dysfunction or failure, and potentially death.
Who is affected?
Mito disease affects 1 in 250 people. Many are symptomatic but undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, at risk of developing the disease, or passing it on to their children.
Why we need your help:
There are very few effective treatments and no cure for mito disease, and doctors can’t predict its progression or the outcome for patients.
By raising money on Sunday 23 September, you can help sufferers get out of bed by being sponsored to sleep in, hosting a pyjama party or making a donation.
So get involved in World Stay in Bed Day and enjoy your sleep-in to conclude Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week.
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