Energy for Life walk Milwaukee 2014
The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) uses the Energy for Life walk as their national campaign to raise awareness and provide support for those afflicted by of mitochondrial disorders. The Energy for Life allows participants, especially those who have never heard of mitochondrial disease, to learn about the disease from those who are directly affected. The Energy for Life Walk not only raises awareness, but provides funding for research to find a treatment and cure.
Mitochondria exist in nearly every cell of the human body, producing 90% of the energy the body needs to function. In a person with mitochondrial disease, the mitochondria are failing and cannot adequately convert food and oxygen into life sustaining energy. The severity of symptoms and how the disease manifests itself varies. Mitochondrial disease is complex and not easy to diagnose, most patients suffer symptoms for months or years before they are accurately diagnosed with a mitochondrial disease.
This year, the Energy for Life walk will be held on Saturday, September 27th at Greenfield Park (2028 S 124th St, Milwaukee, WI 53227). We encourage everyone to walk whether an individual or a team of family and friends. The walk is wheelchair and stroller accessible for all and offers all participants a fun-filled experience. Bring a picnic and enjoy some entertainment, and overall fellowship and awareness.
Help us provide for the thousands of children and adults whose lives are compromised or shortened by the effects of mitochondrial disease. For more information on joining or donating to our event see our website at www.energyforlifewalk.org/milwaukee or contact Karen Loftus at email Milwaukee_mitoans@yahoo.com or 414-899-7969. Start a corporate, school or family team today! Your support brings... HOPE...ENERGY...LIFE….