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Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week 9/17


SHARE THE WAYS MITOCHONDRIA MATTER THIS WEEK

September 17-23 is Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week. Mitochondria are in every cell of our body, except red blood cells, and are tiny cellular powerhouses, essential for energy creation in organ systems, like brain, heart and muscles. Approximately 1 in 2,500 adults, teens and children are affected, making mitochondrial disease more common than childhood cancers. Mitochondrial dysfunction is proven to be at the root of many common diseases and conditions that affect young and old, from Autism to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, some cancers, and it may even be responsible for aging itself. With mitochondrial dysfunction contributin

g to so many disparate diseases, collaboration across specialties, among clinicians, researchers and pharmaceutical companies is vital. Non-profit organizations, such as ours, are forming partnerships to maximize our work. To learn more about mitochondrial disease, and how you can help progress research and treatment, please visit:  www.hopeflies.org www.mitoaction.org www.umdf.org

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