Wrapping up WMDW 2021!
We have hit our 35km bike ride target!Thank you to everyone who has donated...we have hit the target for our 35km bike ride. For sanity sake we will do it once lockdown restrictions have eased so that we can see some of the lovely Sydney scenery.
World Mito Week - our timeline of events
Cheers to Alana!
September 19-25 is World Mitochondrial Disease Week 2021 and a perfect time to celebrate the life and love of our daughter Alana Catton. Alana lived with mitochondrial disease (mito) for her 7 short years and passed away on 27 September 2020.
Join us as we aim to raise awareness and funds so that other families do not suffer the heartache of losing a loved one to mito.
Plus if we raise $1,000 our family will go on a 35km bike ride!
There are many ways you can get involved:
1. Paint a Tribute Pebble - paint a tribute pebble for Alana's resting place, her street library or for your own garden. See below for more details.
2. Join our Munch for Mito event Sunday 19 September, 4pm AEST. A Zoom event of Trivia Bingo and a toast to Alana's joyful life and the legacy she has left, while helping to raise awareness and support people with mito.
3. Join in Light up for Mito on Saturday 25 September. Landmarks around the world will light up green for mito, and you can be a part of it. Visit a local landmark (check them out here https://mitochondrialdiseaseweek.org/events/light-up-for-mito/)
4. Send someone an eCard: https://fundraise.mito.org.au/shop/viewitem/wmdw
5. Donate! Your donations go to Mito Foundation to continue provide support to people impacted by mito and to funding research to improve diagnosis, treatment and cures.
One in 200 Australians may carry genetic changes that put them at risk of developing mitochondrial disease (mito). Mito robs the body’s cells of energy, causing multiple organ dysfunction or failure. Currently, there is no effective prevention, treatment options and worse, no cure.
Join or support our events and you too can join the global movement to get closer to finding a cure so other families don't suffer.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Kerry & Steve Turner
Cheers To Alana!
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