Our Milestones

MitoCanada is growing. Our growth allows us to support more people living with mitochondrial disease through our programs. Below are just a few of the milestones we’ve reached so far.

2018 2018 welcomes a new Executive Director to MitoCanada, Blaine Penny.  Co-founder of MitoCanada and teamMITO founder, Blaine brings passion, dedication and a broad skill set to our growing organization. Join us in welcoming Blaine!
2017 TEAMmito Founder and MitoCanada Co-Founder, Blaine Penny spoke with CBC’s Heather Hiscox on CBC Morning Live about raising awareness for mitochondrial disease, prior to breaking the Guinness World Record of running with 111 other runners linked together at the Calgary Marathon.
2017 MitoCanada, in partnership with the Canadian Inherited Metabolic Disease Research Network (CIMDRN), releases the first-ever study of clinical practice for mitochondrial disease in Canada.
2017 MitoCanada presents Canada’s first mitochondrial disease conference, Closing the Gap, Setting a Patient-Centred Research Agenda for Mitochondrial Disease.
2017 MitoCanada partners with the Canadian Mitochondrial Network to co-found MitoNet.ca, a collaborative network that brings together researchers, allied healthcare providers, patients, patient advocates, industry, policy makers and allied health organizations.
2016 MitoCanada accepted as a full member of International Mito Patients (IMP), a network of national patient organizations with an interest in mitochondrial disease. The network is comprised of 12 full members representing 11 countries.
2016 TEAMmito breaks 6 Guinness World Records, including the greatest distance run (260.40 km) on a treadmill in 24 hours, at the Calgary Marathon Expo.
2015 MitoCanada announces the establishment of The Beacon Awards, annual awards that recognises and honours individuals and organisations making an exceptional contribution in service to the MitoCanada Foundation.
2013 TEAMmito sets Guinness World Record for running the Calgary Marathon in 2:55:23 with 10 runners linked together by surgical tubing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs2rt1bWgQs
2010 The MitoCanada Foundation is established as Canada’s only charitable organization focused on finding the solutions needed to mitochondrial disease.