We are excited to announce our newest partner - MitoAction!
MitoAction is a nonprofit organization founded by patients, parents, and Boston-area hospital healthcare leaders to improve the quality of life for children, adults and families living with mitochondrial disease through support, education, outreach, advocacy, and clinical research initiatives.
Like Care+Wear, MitoAction is committed to improving patient experiences, helping thousands of patients and families across the country every year. Learn more about MitoAction and their mission.
In September, Care+Wear attended MitoAction's Mito Energy Walk and 5k. Check out photos from the event below!
Care+Wear team member Christina with Care+Wear's raffle winner, Thomas from Thomas' Team
Christina with Abby from Team Abby Mac and her brother
Christina with Mighty Matthew
About Mitochondrial Disease
Mitochondrial disease is an inherited chronic illness that can be present at birth or develop later in life. It causes debilitating physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities with symptoms including poor growth; loss of muscle coordination; muscle weakness and pain; seizures; vision and/or hearing loss; gastrointestinal issues; learning disabilities; and organ failure. It is estimated that 1 in 4,000 people has Mito. It’s progressive and there is no cure.