Mitochondrial disease is an inherited chronic illness that can be present at birth or develop later in life. It causes debilitating physical, developmental, and mental disabilities with symptoms including poor growth; loss of muscle coordination, learning disabilities; and heart, liver, or kidney failure.
About 1 in 4000 people has Mito. It’s progressive and there is no cure.
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MitoAction is a Boston based non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults, and families living with mitochondrial disease through support, education, outreach, advocacy, and clinical research initiatives.
MitoAction decided to partner with the BowTie Cause to design a custom bow tie for their annual SKR Derby Day Benefit for Mito; a Kentucky derby themed fundraiser.
The bow tie features the signature MitoAction ribbon in the pattern. This ribbon represents energy, community and pays homage to the green awareness ribbon worn for MitoAction.