Together, We Will Find a Cure

We Need You

We Can’t Do It Alone.

Your involvement is critical to every effort being made to find a cure for mitochondrial disease. Join the fight by giving your voice, generosity, time or energy. The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation appreciates your interest in being a part of our community. We can work together to find a cure.

Ways to Fundraise

Get involved by fundraising with family and friends to support mitochondrial disease research, treatments, educational resources and a path to a cure. 

dollars raised in fiscal year 2020

Energy For Life 

UMDF hosts Energy for Life Walkathons all across the country. Start or join a fundraising team today.

Activate Your Mitochondria

Turn an athletic activity that gets your mitochondria moving into a fundraiser.

DIY Fundraising

Create a web page for your fundraiser to drum up support online and across social media.

PARTICIPATE IN AN EVENT

Visit our Events Calendar to support a UMDF fundraiser in your hometown.

Family Impact Funds

Establish a fund to honor or memorialize a loved one affected by mitochondrial disease.

Facebook Fundraising

Tap into the power of Facebook to set up a UMDF fundraiser.

Our Team is at the Ready

Our special events team is here to help make your fundraising event a success. If you’re looking for more fundraising ideas, check out our “50 Ways to Fundraise” article or call our events team at 888-317-8633 about:

  • Budgeting guidance and timelines
  • Custom websites to sell tickets or collect registrations
  • Ready-to-use sponsorship material
  • Solicitation letters to collect donations and auction items
  • Publicity in the UMDF Events Calendar
  • Targeted email campaigns 
  • Connecting with local families
  • Writing grants and gathering documentation
  • Navigating local raffle laws
  • Protocols for state regulation disclosures

Our Team is at the Ready

Our special events team is here to help make your fundraising event a success. If you’re looking for more fundraising ideas, check out our “50 Ways to Fundraise” article or call our events team at 888-317-8633 about:

  • Budgeting guidance and timelines
  • Custom websites to sell tickets or collect registrations
  • Ready-to-use sponsorship material
  • Solicitation letters to collect donations and auction items
  • Publicity in the UMDF Events Calendar
  • Targeted email campaigns
  • Connecting with local families
  • Writing grants and gathering documentation
  • Navigating local raffle laws
  • Protocols for state regulation disclosures

Participate in Research

Patients, family members and caregivers can help the global mitochondrial disease community by participating in research efforts. 

labs funded across the globe

Join mitoShare: Mitochondrial Disease Registry

Help advance the development of treatments and cures.

Enroll in a Clinical Trial to Help Fuel the Research for a Cure

See if you’re eligible to participate in clinical studies. 

Volunteer

Join the fight by volunteering your time and talents to helping the cause. Because we can’t do it alone. Each year, we honor volunteers for their dedication to our patient families and to the UMDF mission. Learn more or nominate a volunteer for a national award here.

Support ambassadors deployed across the US

Be a UMDF Volunteer or Ambassador

We count on UMDF volunteers every day, including our nationwide network of Support Ambassadors.

Be an Advocate for Better Funding

Use your voice to impact legislation affecting the mitochondrial community at the federal and state level.
UMDF has been a light in our life. They have supported my family in so many ways and have offered so much hope to me and to thousands of mito families.
Hayley Leib

UMDF Ambassador

As an ambassador for the UMDF, I hope to give back what brought me back to life, understanding, empathy, encouragement, and hope.

Susan Schreer Davis

UMDF Ambassador

I Want to Volunteer

From fundraising and administrative duties to educating patient families, volunteers and Support Ambassadors are valuable assets to UMDF.  Please complete the form below to request information and get started!