Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will be an energy sponsor for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation’s Energy for Life Walkathon. The walkathon will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016. UMDF will be reaching out to the community to bring awareness to mitochondrial diseases and disorders.
The Southwest Florida Group of the UMDF will be hosting the second annual Energy for Life Walkathon. This event will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Estero Recreation Center located at 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero, Florida 33928. Funds raised help bring awareness for those fighting mitochondrial diseases in our area.
The mission of the Walk and UMDF is to promote research, education, treatment, and cure of the mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to individuals and families affected by this disease. The effects of the disease vary: some suffer total debilitation where as others lose the ability to see and hear. It can be linked to Parkinson’s, Diabetes, and some cancers.