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Spreading the Word

Posted by (0) Comment August 30th, 2011

Life’s too short. And for some it’s even shorter and we don’t know why…

The team at ETradingGroup are proud as punch to be driving the Social Media crusade for the Stay In Bed Day campaign. Find out more about it here and how you can get involved.

On Sunday 25 September people all over the world will stay in bed to raise awareness and much-needed funds for mito disease, a debilitating and potentially fatal genetic disorder that affects children and adults and has few treatments and no cure.

There are several ways you can get involved and contribute to Stay In Bed Day. Register to become a fundraiser and have your family and friends donate money on your behalf. Can’t spend the day in bed? Sponsor somebody who is. Or make a donation online.

Mitochondria are the power houses of the cell providing the body with over 90% of the energy it needs to sustain life. Mitochondria take in sugars and proteins from the food we eat and produce energy called ATP that our bodies use to function properly. Mitochondrial disease (mito) is a debilitating and potentially fatal disease that reduces the ability of the mitochondria to produce this energy. When the mitochondria are not working properly, cells begin to die until eventually whole organ systems fail and the patient’s life itself is compromised.

The above information is intended as a general guide to help you understand the symptoms of mitochondrial disease and where to go for support and help. It is not intended as a substitute for your practitioner’s advice. For me information Visit the Stay In Bed Day website

Our team at ETradingGroup developed the Social Media strategy and have been actively building up Facebook Fans and Twitter followers. Just 6 weeks into our crusade we had amassed 3,000 fans and we’re now climbing past the 5,000 mark. Here here! Bring on the fundraisers and donors and spread the word!