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On Saturday April 27th, over 400 participants attended the 4th Annual Mito Kids 5K Walk/Run held at Town Center in El Dorado Hills, Calif.

This year’s main fundraiser was the most successful!  The funds raised go directly to fund mitochondrial disease research at Stanford University and to provide aid to families with children who have mitochondrial disease.  Many of the families’ costs are not covered by health insurance or Medicaid.

The morning began with Zumba dance warm-ups .  Then the runners took off, to lots of music playing, followed by the walkers.  After everyone finished, there were many prize giveaways and a group photo.  Everyone was decked out in bright green – wristbands, necklaces, tattoos, face paint, sprayed green beards and hair.  It was a lot of fun for everyone who attended.

We could not have done it without the support of all our sponsors.  The list was tremendous and we thank all the benevolent people who gave so much to this worthy cause.  A huge thank you, also, for all the many volunteers who helped organize and work at the event.

Mark your calendars!  Next year’s walk/run will be on Saturday, April 26, 2014.  Hope to see you there!


“Michael Pomares, founder and president of the local MitoKids organization, explained that the group organizes one major fundraiser per year. This year’s funds raised from the 3rd annual 5K Walk/Run at the Town Center in El Dorado Hills on April 14th will help families with a child with mitochondrial disease…” [read more...]