I'm spinning for MitoCanada, fueled by inspiration from Evan, Louise Gibson and our entire Mito community!
Evan has managed to dodge two COVID exposure bullets at school and we just found out on Feb 5 that he had a 3rd exposure in his class putting him in another quarantine for 2 weeks. A reminder of how important today is, and we just do not know what tomorrow may bring. Let's make it count and appreciate every moment!
My original goal was to ride 378 km (a challenge inspired by Louise Gibson, a wonderful woman impacted by Mito) and raise $3,780. Louise just got a stationary trainer and it took her an hour to ride 3.78 km, which inspired me to challenge myself to attempt 378 km to honour her efforts for Mito.
After receiving a very generous donation of $4,000 from Joany and Mark Tamminga, they upped the ante for me to ride 381.78 km (378 + 3.78 km), and I figured I may as well round up to 400 km. Gonna be a long day and double my longest ride ever (gulp!)
COVID continues to provide challenges hosting live events, which has been difficult for charities like MitoCanada. I'd greatly appreciate you considering a donation to help support our fundraising goal of $50,000 so we can continue to invest in mitochondrial disease research.
It's not too late to signup. Here is a link to all the details: https://mitocanada.org/spin/ and you can follow Team Mito Facebook through the day to see snippets of the infectious energy. #RideForThoseWhoCant #MitoSpin
The Mitochondrial Innovation Initiative (Mito2i, a strategic initiative out of UofT) just announced its inaugural round of research grants totalling $300K. MitoCanada is a founding partner of Mito2i and contributed $70,000 (plus 1:1 matching) to this grant round. Together we are getting closer to new therapies and a cure! More information here: https://www.mito2i.ca/
More about Mito...
Humans are fueled by tiny powerhouses called mitochondria. They are present in almost every cell in our bodies. They generate the energy we need to keep our hearts pumping, lungs breathing, brains thinking.
When mitochondria fail, our lives are at risk.
For ten years, MitoCanada has worked tirelessly to understand and protect Canadians from mitochondrial disease. We do this by funding research, education and support to those living with -- and all who are at risk of developing -- mitochondrial disease.
Please sponsor me to help create a world where all lives are powered by healthy mitochondrial.