Walk With Us!

Find a walk and join us!

Our Energy for Life Walkathons (EFL) are hosted in 19 cities across the country.  Every dollar raised at Energy for Life events helps fund mitochondrial disease research, education, and advocacy, while supporting and connecting mito families. 

Last year, Energy for Life Walkathons brought in over $650,000 – money that is critical in helping chart the course toward mitochondrial disease treatments and eventual cure.

We invite you to register and fundraise in one of our walk cities listed below. If a walk isn’t coming to city near you, we invite you to participate in our national Energy for Life walkathon this fall. Where you can get group of your family and friends together to Walk Your Way, creating your own neighborhood event. On each event page, we will provide details on how to participate in person and virtually.

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Every walkathon gives the mitochondrial disease community a special day to gather with local patients, families and doctors.

Every step you take supports research and patient family services.

Every team member you recruit energizes the fight.

Every dollar you raise makes a difference.

Since its inception, Energy for Life Walkathons have generated more than $8.6 million and counting!

 

Fall 2024

CENTRAL TEXAS

Fall 2024

CHARLOTTE

9.7.2024

INDIANAPOLIS

Fall 2024

KANSAS CITY

8.17.2024

MINNESOTA

6.8.2024

PITTSBURGH

Spring 2024 (virtual)

SAN FRANCISCO
BAY AREA

9.21.2024

SOUTHERN WISCONSIN

6.15.2024

ST. LOUIS

What participants are saying about EFL

For those of us, like my family, who have lost a loved one to a mitochondrial disease, this is the opportunity to honor their memory. As individuals, there is little we are able to do in the fight against Mito disease, but the EFL Walks give us a chance to come together and make a large impact on the battle that will one day win the war.

Ken & Karen Loftus

Ken’s Karetakers, Southern Wisconsin Energy For Life Walk

We walk to not only raise funds to find a cure for mito but we do it to promote awareness and education about the disease. It has impacted us and our family personally.
Norma Gibson

Team Heidi , San Francisco Bay Area Energy for Life Walk

Your Dollars at Work

Your fundraising powers our ability to support the mitochondrial disease community.

Our Partners

Thanks for your generous support!

Become an Energy for Life Corporate Partner

Contact the Events Team at 1-888-317-8633 or fill out the form and we will be in touch.

Volunteer, Give, Spread the Word

There are a variety of ways to get involved with UMDF to help support its mission.