MitoCanada in the News

MitoCanada’s very own TEAMmito has a strong history of breaking records that attract attention. This attention is critical, if we are to transform the future for those living with or at risk of developing mitochondrial disease, we need extreme efforts. And we’ve done just that. Check out our track record.

Oct.24 2018

CTV | Completing the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in a Battery Costume 

Calgary father keeps finding world record setting ways to bring attention to his son’s rare disease. His latest way is completing a marathon in a rare unconventional costume…. learn more

Oct.22 2018

Canadian Running Magazine | Thirteen Guinness Records Fall at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Penny was running to raise awareness and funds for mitochondrial disease. He and his wife, along with some other affected families, started MitoCanada nine years ago, not long after his son Evan, who is now 14, was diagnosed with the condition, which has left him a quadriplegic and non-verbal… read more

Oct.20 2018

CBC | Thousands set to run ‘bigger, better’ Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Penny, an accomplished runner with a 2:29 marathon PB, will try to be the fastest marathoner dressed as a battery while generating funds for the MitoCanada Foundation, which helps those who live with mitochondrial disease to enjoy the best possible quality of life until there is a cure… read more

Oct.20 2018

Canadian Running Magazine | Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Press Conference Interview with Blaine Penny

Blaine Penny with MitoCanada and TEAMmito will be running on Sunday, October 21st dressed in a battery costume to raise awareness for mitochondrial disease and attempting a Guinness Book World Record…. learn more

Oct.15 2018

Scotiabank | Why He’s Running in the 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Blaine Penny is running on behalf of the MitoCanada Foundation, a charity which helps to support Canadians living with mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial disease (a.k.a. Mito) is a genetic disease, which affects the body’s ability to produce energy… read more

Oct.14 2018

iRUN Radio | Why a Calgary Runner is Planning to Race the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Dressed as a Battery

Learn more about the Calgary runner planning to race the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon dressed as a battery… read more