WalknRoll 4 Mito
September 22nd, Lake Aquitaine Park
From 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM, with registration at 9:30 AM by the community centre washrooms.
Hi, my name is Louise, and I have been diagnosed with a rare mitochondrial disease (mito) along with my sister Rita who passed away this year. I started the Mississauga WalknRoll 4 Mito at Lake Aquitaine as my way to raise mito awareness. I dedicate this years 3rd annual WalknRoll 4 Mito in support of MitoCanada Foundation to my beautiful sister Rita.
My sister Rita was diagnosed with mito at the age of 33. At the age of 5, she was misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy. Rita suffered a metabolic stroke at the age of 42 which caused many health issues. Ultimately, she passed away of influenza A. However, mito and a compromised immune system meant she could no longer fight.
“Mitochondria are tiny structures inside almost every cell in the body. Their main job, is to use food and oxygen to make energy. When the mitochondria fail, less and less energy is converted within the cell. Depending on where the affected cells are, parts of the body may not work properly and many health problems can result. There is currently no cure for mitochondrial disease.” (mitocanada.org)
For more information on mitochondrial disease and the MitoCanada Foundation, please go to our website: mitocanada.org
Our 2018 event will take place at Lake Aquitaine Park, in Mississauga, on September 22nd. It would be important to our family to have you attend and honour Rita, please join us! At the event we will have a raffle with great prizes! Including a family pass to Bird Kingdom, 1/2 hour introductory flight lesson at Brampton Flight Centre, tour passes to Steam Whistle Brewery, and much more!
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