Date(s) & Time(s)::
May 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM until 1:00 AM
Location: Otsiningo Park , Binghamton New York 13901
About mitochondrial disease...
About the foundation...
The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation is bringing hope, energy and life to individuals and families affected by these debilitating hereditary disorders that affect the cells’ ability to produce life-sustaining energy.
Founded in 1996, the UMDF works to promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families. Since its inception, the foundation has funded nearly $8 million in research, making it the leading non-governmental contributor of grants focused solely on mitochondrial disease.
For more information, visit www.umdf.org
Mitochondrial diseases occur when the mitochondria in a person’s cells cannot convert food into life-sustaining energy. For many, it’s an inherited genetic condition. For others, especially adults, the disease may be triggered by damaged mitochondria. There is no cure for mitochondrial disease. Research tells us that one in every 200 people carries the mutation that could develop into mitochondrial disease at some point in their life. We also know that mitochondrial dysfunction is at the core of many more common diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, Autism Spectrum Disorders and some cancers.
There is no cure for mitochondrial disease.
The Binghamton Group of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation is excited and energized to be able to reach out to the community to raise awareness as well as support those who are fighting mitochondrial disease in our area. Whether you, someone you love, or someone you know is fighting this disease, we can all come together to spread the word and raise money for research toward a cure.
Bring your friends and family and come out and support our first annual Energy for Life Walkathon!
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About the walk...
The Binghamton Group Presents:
Benefits the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Binghamton, NY 13901
Registration -- 9:00 am
Walk -- 10:00 am