It's September 16th – Light Up for Mito Day!
Charlie's Army have been fantastic in contributing to this special day, and we would all like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to contact their local councils, or landmarks and monuments directly, to get places on board with this fantastic challenge.
GLOBAL MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE AWARENESS WEEK officially starts tomorrow, but what better way to mark the occasion than by lighting the world green and breaking a world record at the same time!
The current Guinness World Record for most monuments lighted out (24 hours) is held by Estee Lauder for Breast Cancer Awareness with 38 monuments. The goal for us is to light out 55 monuments for 24 hours worldwide on Saturday 16th September. 55 monuments, because in 2017 it is 55 years ago that the first mitochondrial diagnosis was set.
However, it looks like the world is rising to the occasion as there are currently 110, yes ONE HUNDRED AND TEN monuments recorded that will be Lighting Up for Mito! Incredible! You can view the full list here: http://gmdaw.org/light-up-for-mito-monuments/
If you happen to be near any of the monuments/buildings/bridges, then please do send us your photos. It would also be great to see Charlie's Army Lighting Up for Mito in your own homes. If you have any green lights, or green candles, then please do #lightupformito and send us your pictures!
Let's go green for mito and spread as much awareness as we can.