About the Event
Colby Wren, a Georgia Tech baseball player and ambassador for the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine (FMM), lives daily with mitochondrial disease. Colby wants to put his own personal fight with this disease into action to raise awareness, funds and fuel connections by introducing ‘Hope Flies Home Run Challenge’ during the 2012 Georgia Tech baseball season.
During the 2012 Georgia Tech baseball season, individuals, families and corporate sponsors can donate for each home run to support treatments and research for FMM. There also will be a bonus funding opportunity for corporate sponsors to support any grand-slam home runs achieved through the Georgia Tech Jackets baseball season with a higher level of commitment.
Based on an average of 50 Georgia Tech Jackets' home runs per season, individuals, families and students can make a donation per home run. Sponsor levels range from $1 per home run to $100 per home run, with Corporate sponsorships available as well.
About Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine
The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine's mission is to support the development of the most promising research and treatments of the many forms of mitochondrial disease. The foundation has funded a $50,000 grant to a Netherlands based research team, an FDA-approved drug trial in 2010 and is currently funding participants in a functional MRI study at the Georgia State/Georgia Tech joint Center for Advanced Brain Imaging this year. For more information on the Foundation, please visit www.mitochondrialdiseases.org.
Want to Get Involved
The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine is always looking for volunteers to help with events. Please visit www.mitochondrialdiseases.org/contact.php and submit your information.
The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine is dedicated to supporting the most promising treatments for the many forms of mitochondrial disease. People with mitochondrial disease struggle daily. So do the many people affected by the cousins of mitochondrial disease—Autism, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, ALS, Chronic Fatigue, diabetes, epilepsy and more.
We appreciate our donors, volunteers, and social media friends – all of you help us on the mission to fund research and treatments for pediatric and adult patients.
Hope can fly. Hope can heal. Thank you.