Mito Walk & Roll 5k – May 18, 2013
Published on May 6th, 2013
Mitochondrial disease is a chronic, genetic disorder that occurs when the mitochondria of the cell fail to produce enough energy for cell or organ function. Mitochondria are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support growth. When they fail, less and less energy is generated within the cell. Whole systems begin to fail and life is severely compromised.
The UCSD Mitochondrial Research Fund is a non-profit founded by the Whaley Family to raise funds and awareness for research to find a cure for Mitochondrial Disease. Both of their daughters suffer from NARP, which is a specific type of Mitochondrial Disease. Further information regarding their journey is found under “Our Stories.” Research efforts supported by the Mitochondrial Research Fund go directly to the Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center (MMDC) at University of California San Diego.
The MMDC has the goal of raising a substantial amount of money over the next two years to expand it’s clinical services and support research. Patients are treated for Mitochondrial Disease at UCSD Medical Center and Rady Children’s Hospital. Our joint mission is to create a comprehensive center or excellence for research, diagnosis, and treatment of children and young adults with mitochondrial disease. Your contributions will help make this a reality!!
May 18, 2013 @ 2PM
NTC Park at Liberty Station in Point Loma
2455 Cushing Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106