Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine


Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine

Hope Flies Events

Hope Flies™ is our signature fundraising program dedicated to celebrating hope and raising significant funds and awareness for the most promising mitochondrial disease research and treatments.

Hope Flies™ fundraising events have been held in various locations around the country and come in different sizes and shapes. We encourage you to participate in – and develop – Hope Flies™ events in your community by hosting your own event, or attending or volunteering for one of our upcoming eventsCorporate sponsorshipsbenefit “fun(d)raising” events and awareness and informational events offer even more opportunities to support the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine.

Hope Flies™ Signature Events
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Not your traditional charity dinner, but Atlanta’s fun social event of the year. Hope Flies promises delicious dinning, dancing, and a unique auction and raffle — not to be missed for the fall season. This high visibility, and much anticipated fundraiser hosted by Metro Atlanta business and community leaders benefits the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine programs and services. September 2017 will mark the 8th annual Hope Flies Catch the Cure. Information for 2017 coming soon.

Hope Flies Athlete Program allows you to participate in any athletic endeavor, a 5K, 10K or any event of your choosing. It’s a great way to bring people together from different age groups, communities and backgrounds. It also is a tremendous way to raise money for mitochondrial research in honor of someone you know who is suffering or a life that has been lost to a mitochondrial disease.

Come out to the ballpark and join us for a Families Day at Turner Field. Two hours prior to the game, families are welcome to join FMM in a private Club Patio to participate in a pregame activities inside Turner Field, which will include face painting, a visit from Homer and a Meet and Greet with FMM Ambassador, Colby Wren!

Hope Flies Home Run Challenge – In partnership with Georgia Tech baseball, a season long awareness and fundraising event, inspired by FMM Ambassador and Yellow Jackets’ player, Colby Wren.

Hope Flies Walk for Abby – An annual 3 mile walk, honoring Abby Sauerhoefer in their hometown of Broad Brook, CT.

Hope Flies Sebastien’s Smiles was created by the Setin family and several friends, to honor Sebastien Setin, who suffers from mitochondrial disease. Not to be just another traditional charity benefit, but as an annual fun party of friends, this gathering is to help promote awareness for mitochondrial disease and raise funds for research and treatment.

Hope Flies Miles in Memory of Michael was launched by the Gaetjens Family in memory of their daughter, Michaela, who died from mitochondrial disease in 2003. This fun, family-friendly event is a special way to remember Michaela and ignite hope for many others in the Maine area.

The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine invites you to come join Audrey for a fun-filled family evening! This family-friendly event will begin with dinner and entertainment. Plan to arrive early to enjoy our raffle items, marionette show and other activities for everyone. The evening will conclude with a memorable lantern display to honor Audrey and increase awareness for mitochondrial disease.

Host Your Own Hope Flies™ Event

People across the country are getting involved in our quest to fund a cure for mitochondrial disease. We invite you to join us and organize a Hope Flies benefit in your community. 


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