I can't believe we are almost into September! This year is flying by!!
The third week of September is Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week. This year it is September 19-25. Tennessee is one of only a few states that has a permanent resolution for this awareness week. Many states have to have it renewed each year or have no awareness week at all!
Last year I participated in with the Nashville Mito Chapter with a Maggie Moo's ice cream fundraiser and awareness night. I had some wonderful people come to our local store and scoop ice cream while I shared about mito. We really had a crowd!!! I was shocked! I wish I could remember the total that our store sent into the UMDF but really people, that was a whole year ago!! :) The money isn't the only reason to do these events though. I met new people and hopefully got the word out about mito!!
This year I've contacted our local Chik-fil-A. After several back and forth phone calls and a couple of stops in the store, we have confirmed that Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 5-8pm will be Mito Awareness Night!!! YAY! Chik-fil-A will make a donation for anyone who eats at the Vann Dr. location on that night and mentions they are there for mito or Asa. The key point is that you HAVE to mention you are there for mito! It won't be a straight percentage of sales. I also need some table cleaners/servers who might help keep things flowing and maybe unknowing patrons will give a tip as a donation. I'll get to have a table and some info set up to help raise awareness. I'm really excited about this and have wanted to share but I wanted to be certain we had a commitment!
So who wants some Chick-fil-A?!!!! And spread the word!