Fundraise to Power the Roadmap to a Cure

Roadmap to a Cure

Through persistent funding of scientific research and strong advocacy efforts,  YOU have helped make significant progress in the last two decades toward the development of treatments and cures. Based on this progress, the pharmaceutical industry has shown increased interest in developing therapies for mitochondrial diseases.

Today, we have a perfect storm of opportunity to affect change now and in the near future. By supporting UMDF’s Roadmap initiative, you play an important role in the development of better diagnoses, effective therapeutics and optimized patient care.

The Roadmap to a Cure focuses on three pillars for better patient outcomes.


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How to Get Involved

Energy for Life Walkathon

Our Energy for Life Walkathons are taking place in cities across the Country – find a walk near you! Start a team, join a team and start fundraising today!

Participate in an Energy For Life Walk near you!>>

Activate Your Mitochondria

Get your mitochondria moving and fundraise at the same time!  We all have mitochondria and the best thing we can do is to exercise our mitochondria!  This website is dedicated to those fundraisers who are activating their mitochondria by participating in an athletic event!

Click here to Activate Your Mitochondria! >>

Fundraise Your Way

Do It Yourself Fundraising – create a fundraising page for your event and raise funds!  We now have a place for those of you who are hosting a fundraiser and want to have an online, social fundraising presence!   Just set up your fundraising page and get going!

Get started with your DIY Fundraiser! >>

50 Ways to Fundraise

Not sure where to start? Check out these great ideas!

Check out 50 Ways to Fundraise! >>

Events Calendar

Check out the events already scheduled!

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How the UMDF Events Department Can Help Your Event:

  • General fundraising and special event troubleshooting and guidance.
  • Budgeting guidance for your event.
  • Establishment of event timelines.
  • Custom web design with online registration or ticket buying capabilities for your event.
  • Targeted eBlasts about your event.
  • Publicity on the online UMDF Events Calendar.
  • Connections with local families.
  • Letters of endorsement for approaching donors and soliciting auction and donation items.
  • Assistance with writing grants and gathering necessary attachments.
  • Information about navigating local raffle laws.
  • Ready-to-use sponsor material.
  • Protocol for state regulation disclosures.

Contact us today at 888-317-8633 or email