MITO HOPE and HELP - Reaching out to individuals living with Mitochondrial Diseases


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To see more coverage, provided by TWC News, of MITO HOPE and HELP joining forces with Stewarts for their 2014 Holiday Match Campaign, 
click on the below link.






MITO HOPE and HELP is a non profit 501(c) 3 program, sponsored by NYSARC Inc., Warren Washington and Albany Counties Chapter, www.wwaarc.org

As a unified MITO community, we are dedicated to raising much needed awareness of Mitochondrial diseases. 

We passionately strive to represent, unite and offer support to hundreds of individuals and their families living with, or who have lost loved ones to, mitochondrial diseases throughout Northeastern NY.   Most importantly, MITO HOPE and HELP wants our local MITO community to know that they are not alone!   We care, understand and acknowledge what EVERYONE is dealing with!

MITO HOPE and HELP is also committed to funding local appropriate medical care and support services for MITO patients of all ages!    Individuals living with Mitochondrial diseases require specialized, coordinated care administered by trained professionals.  The medical community acknowledges the lack of appropriate medical care and services for these poorly understood, complex, chronic and incurable diseases.  This void can be significantly filled by funding a nurse practitioner to work under the direction of Dr. Darius Adams and Dr. Natasha Shur, geneticists at Albany Medical Center.
 
Mito Hope and Help has established an endowment fund with Albany Medical Center specifically for this purpose.  Your donations are greatly appreciated!  We must raise $306,000.00 to reach our goal which includes 3 years salary, benefits and vehicle expenses to fund the position.

In addition, MITO HOPE and HELP networks with organizations, institutions and support resources to disseminate pertinent information to individuals and their families living with Mitochondrial diseases throughout our Northeastern NY communities.
 
If any of you would like for MITO HOPE and HELP to speak at your church / house of worship or for any other group please contact me at, founder@mitohopeandhelp.com.
 
 
TOGETHER, we can make a difference! 
 
 
This website is dedicated to everyone suffering with a Mitochondrial disease and their families, as well as those who have lost their lives to these devastating diseases.

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We have another community member who has graciously offered to donate a percentage of her sales, 15%, to MITO HOPE and HELP for the month of November 2014.

Lori Genito is a consultant for Tastefully Simple Food Products.  She has chosen MITO HOPE and HELP as the charity of the month to support.

The link below will take you to Lori's website where you can view her delicious food products, which make meals simple.  Many great gift ideas are also included for the upcoming holidays. www.tastefullysimple.com/web/lgenito

You can also access the joint facebook page Lori has set-up with MITO HOPE and HELP at:   Tastefully Simple Fundraiser for Mito Hope and Help





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8/18/14

Today is a very important day for our ENTIRE MITO COMMUNITY
no matter where you live!

Below is a link to the first ever WORLDWIDE Mitochondrial Disease Patient Registry.

You are encouraged to visit the site and share your information. 
It is our MITO Communities best unified effort and chance for improving care, developing new treatments and someday finding a cure for MITO!



In children, mitochondrial disease is more common than cancer and muscular dystrophy, combined.

Despite this few physicians recognize or fully understand mitochondrial disease!  Treatments, appropriate medical care and support services are extremely limited! 

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THE MANY FACES OF MITO
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HERE'S A WAY YOU CAN SUPPORT MITO HOPE AND HELP WHICH IS TOTALLY FREE AND EASY! 
 
MITO HOPE and HELP has partnered with TD Bank through their Affinity Membership Program.   Yearly TD Bank will issue MITO HOPE and HELP a donation based upon the supporters' balances in their TD Bank accounts.  
If you're a TD Bank customer please take a few minutes and either call or visit your local TD Bank branch.  Simply say, "I'd like to support MITO HOPE and HELP through TD Bank's Affinity Membership Program".   Its that easy!  There's NO paperwork involved, NO hassles, NO gimmicks, guaranteed! This is so easy and there is no cost, so why not?

Nothing is deducted from the supporters' account and its totally confidential between the supporter and TD Bank.  Simply this is the universal means by which TD Bank has chosen to give back to the communities it serves. The easiest way is to call Marcella Towers, VP of the Warrensburg branch, at 518-623-2991.
 
If you're not already a customer, please consider becoming a TD Bank customer so you too can help support Mito Hope and Help! 

Please ask family, friends and co-workers to help support MITO HOPE and HELP as well. TD Bank customers in other states can be enlisted also.

MITO HOPE and HELP was able to obtain the minimum 50 supporters needed, to qualify for this wonderful opportunity and a minimum yearly donation from TD Bank!  However, the yearly donation amount is limitless! So please, help us continue this ongoing effort to support MITO HOPE and HELP!!!
 

VP. Store Manager Warrensburg,
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank,
3852 Main Street,
Warrensburg.
NY 12885
Telephone - 518-623-2991




THANK YOU TD BANK and ALL of our Supporters, who are TD Bank Customers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MITO HOPE and HELP was presented July 2014, with our Affinity Membership Donation from TD Bank in the amount of $824.40!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We hope to see you again!  Check back later for new
updates to our website. There's much more to come!
 
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   Mito Hope and Help has a facebook page!