STOP mitochondrial disease!
In the evening of September 25, 2021 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 and locations will participate in the campaign: Helsinki City Theatre, PerkinElmer, Linnanmäki Amusement Park, Logomo, Lieksa fire station, Matkus Shopping Center & IKEA Kuopio, Särkänniemi Näsinneula, Turku Kirjastosilta, Liukkonen & Riihinen, Masku Neurological Centre, Kuopio City Theatre, Elämyspiha Pikkukili, Espoo Cultural Centre, Karhusaari Art Centre, Alberga mansion, Kauhava Aircraft Park Fouga Statue, Parturi-kampaamo Kalevan Kutri, Tommi's taxi, Kruunupuisto Rehabilitation center & hotel, Kauhava Entrepeneur Statue, Johanna's Spa, Ruusun talo, Lillback Powerco Oy HQ, Kokkola city hall, Kokkola city theatre, S-market Kolari, Laukaa Statue at the Roundabout, Ideapark Seinäjoki, Neulamäki fire station, Härmä Rehabilitation Center & Spa, Entrepeneurs of Ylihärmä, Foto Saar, Rauma Old City Hall, Rajaseudun Saluuna, Helsinki Skywheel, Hagström Clock Tower, Kokkola's Meripuisto Park, Sulkakynä Statue, Topelius Park, and Sanssi Manor.