Raise awareness by sharing stories and information via social media.
From September 17-23rd 2017, change your Facebook or Twitter cover and profile picture to these pictures provided by UMDF. Let see how many people we can get to do this throughout the week (Right click on the pictures and save to your computer to upload to Facebook). Click here to get the facebook cover photo. Click here to get a profile picture.
UMDF will be posting heavily throughout awareness week. Please “like” and “share” our posts with your friends.
Ask the question “How much do you know about mitochondrial disease? Learn more at www.umdf.org.” Let’s see how many hits our website gets during awareness week.
UMDF is a member of International Mito Patients (IMP), which aims to secure 55 landmarks to mark the 55th anniversary of the first diagnosis of mito. The buildings will be lit green – the international color of mito. To beat the world record, at least 38 monuments must be lit for at least ten minutes over the 24 hour period. The event will begin on September 16, 2017.
We are delighted that [monuments] will join global icons including Niagara Falls and the Colosseum.
You can help raise awareness about mitochondrial disease this Awareness WeeK.
- If you live nearby a participating monument, head down and take a photo! Share your pictures and information about the campaign on social media using #lightupformito and #GWR2017
- Install a green light bulb outside your home and/or workplace and share the photo on social media using the hashtags
- Upload a temporary profile picture of a green ribbon to your social media accounts
Thanks for supporting Light Up for Mito and Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week.