Evan’s Story Inspired Ours

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In 2009, a group of parents came together to form MitoCanada. Desperate to understand their loved one’s diagnosis of mitochondrial disease, their goal was to help others facing a similar fate. Blaine and Sarah Penny’s son, Evan, was diagnosed with suspected mitochondrial disease when, following a routine appendectomy, he slipped into a coma, damaging his brain. This view is the Penny’s inspiring story.

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MitoCanada Presents the First Canadian Conference on Mitochondrial Disease

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On September 29-30, 2017, MitoCanada will present Canada’s first conference dedicated to mitochondrial disease. This interactive, inclusive and participatory multi-stakeholder meeting brings together researchers, patients, family members and clinicians to share knowledge, prioritize and plan a national research agenda for mitochondrial disease as well as showcase current cutting- edge Canadian research in mitochondrial diseases.

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Faulty gene linked to obesity in adults

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Groundbreaking new research, linking obesity and metabolic dysfunction to a problem in the energy generators in cells, has been published by researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and The University of Western Australia. The study, published in Science Advances, found that reduced function of a gene that impacts the breakdown of fats resulted in adult-onset obesity and fatty liver.

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Join a TEAMmito Event in Your Area

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The list of events under the TEAMmito banner is growing every year. We want to increase awareness of and funds for mitochondrial disease, so we welcome everyone to join our team.

  • Running on Empty Hamilton | Hamilton, Ontario
  • Running & Riding on Empty Ultramarathon, Canmore, Alberta
  • Walk4Mito, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Mito EnergyBowl, Calgary, Alberta
  • Mississauga Marathon, Mississauga, Ontario
  • Tri-It Spin-a-Thon, Calgary, AB
  • MitoCanada Canmore Fun Run, Canmore, Alberta

 

Learn more about participating in or creating your own TEAMmito event today.

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CREATE LINK to email info@mitocanada.org with the subject line – I want to join or create a TEAMmito Event

Walk’nRoll4Mito

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This annual event invites you to walk to show your strength and ask friends, family and colleagues to support our TEAMmito members.  Want to join our team or start a walk of your own? Send us an email and we’ll get you rolling!

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CREATE LINK to email info@mitocanada.org with the subject line – I want to join TeamMito’s Walk’n’Roll4Mito