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.
|March 4, 2019||680 AM CJOB RADIO | HEALTH REPORT ON MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE
Dr. Albensi and guests talk about primary mitochondrial disorders, age related mitochondrial dysfunctions (Alzheimers), the advent of mitochondrial medicine and the lived experience of a woman with a grandchild with Leigh's disease. Listen here....
|February 6, 2019||CTV CALGARY | 2019 MITOCANADA SPIN SERIES
Almost 200 people participated in MitoCanada's spinathon, all in an effort to fight mitochondrial disease. In its 10th year, Calgarians brought their energy and love for cycling to the event and cause. Learn more....
|January 28, 2019||CASTANET | BIKING FOR A CURE
Meet the incredible woman behind MitoCanada’s spin series in Penticton, Linda Pilon. Linda has organized this event in honour of her son Scott, who sadly passed away from mitochondrial disease at the tender age of 12 yrs. Watch Linda in this video as she shares how she’s spinning for a cure.
|October 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
|October 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
|October 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
|October 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
|October 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
|October 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