I am excited to be serving as Bess for Energy team captain for the United Mitochondrial Disease
Foundation’s ENERGY FOR LIFE WALK. Please mark April 14th on your calendars! That is when the walk will take place at Tower Grove Park.
Every 30 minutes, a child will be born who will develop mitochondrial disease by the age of 10.
Mitochondrial disease occurs when there is a defect in the body’s ‘powerhouses’. The mitochondria fail
to produce enough energy. That results in organ systems failing. Imagine a major city with half of its
power plants shut down. The same thing happens in the affected person’s body. The brain may be
impaired. They may lose vision or hearing. The heart may be weakened, and they may have eating and
digestive issues. The symptoms range from mild to severe for each affected person. The disease is fatal
and there is no cure.
Join Team Bess for Energy and have fun while helping us move one step closer to a cure.
Contact me for more information on joining or click on the link below to join Team Bess for Energy.