The 10th Annual Energy For Life Walkathon was held on Saturday, Oct 12th, 2019 at Freedom Park in Charlotte. The walkathon was held to raise money for research and education for the diagnosis treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders. Watch this Talk of the Town Carolinas video to learn more about the walkathon, mitochondrial disorders, and the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.
The mitochondria in the cells throughout our bodies are responsible for creating 90% of the energy needed to sustain life and support organ function. When mitochondria malfunction, organs start to fail – people get sick, and even die. Mitochondrial disease is difficult to diagnose, because it affects each individual differently. Symptoms can include seizures, strokes, severe developmental delays, inability to walk, talk, see, and digest food combined with a host of other complications. Although mitochondrial disease primarily affects children, adult onset is becoming more common. 1 in 200 people may carry a mutation that could develop into mitochondrial disease at some point in their life. To find out more about this disease, go to https://www.umdf.org/what-is-mitochondrial-disease/
Talk of the Town Carolinas (also called Talk of the Town Fort Mill-Tega Cay) is produced by Carmen Miller of the Miller Realty Group Keller Williams Realty. Our goal is to show you what living in Fort Mill or Tega Cay (the Carolinas) is all about. Moving or relocating to Fort Mill or Tega Cay? For more info email Carmen or call 803-322-3479. Click here to see more about Talk of the Town Fort Mill Tega Cay. The next Talk of the Town Fort Mill-Tega Cay episode will be published next Tuesday. Stay tuned for more…here is a link to my YouTube playlist for TOTTFMTC
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