The Bloody Long Walk Perth 2017
Walk, run or jog 35km to help cure mito.
17th September 2017
Beginning at the Swan River, and ending at Cottesloe
- Take in the city skyline from the serene banks of the Swan River before crossing at Windan Bridge
- Follow the river to the coast with spectacular water views before finishing at iconic Cottesloe Beach
- Walk or run solo or with a group – teams can be any size
- Fully supported course with checkpoints and refreshments
What is Mito?
Mitochondrial disease (mito) affects 1 in 5000 people, making it the second most commonly diagnosed, serious genetic disease after cystic fibrosis. In fact, one in 200 people, or more than 120,000 Australians, may carry genetic mutations that put them at risk for developing mito or other related symptoms such as diabetes, deafness or seizures during their lifetimes. Many of these people are symptomatic but undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, some are not yet symptomatic, and others are unknowingly at risk of passing the disease on to their children. This is why The Bloody Long Walk is so important, not only does the event raise vital funds, it also raises awareness of this debilitating disease.
There are many forms of mitochondrial disease; it is highly complex and can affect anyone of any age.
The Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (AMDF) supports sufferers and their families, funds essential research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders, and increases awareness and education about this devastating disease.
The money you raise through The Bloody Long Walk, will help people like Alana and Tom, and will enable AMDF to continue its vital work – thank you.
The Bloody Long Walk is owned and operated by AMDF.
Visit amdf.org.au for more information about mito.
For more information about this event visit the official event website.