MonashMitoLab completed the Bloody Long Walk Melbourne 2016

This Sunday, the Ryan Lab (aka "MonashMitoLab") participated in the 2016 edition of the Bloody Long Walk in Melbourne to raise awareness for mitochondrial diseases.

Taking place with typical Melbourne weather, our long journey started at Yarra Bend Park and took us along the Yarra River through the beautiful Melbourne suburbs and ending at St Kilda Beach.

Despite heavy rain, mud and flooded footpaths, the lab team was excited to go through some pain for the good cause.

After some grueling 35k, which pushed everyone to their limits, we finished in less than 6h and under a blue sky and sunshine in St Kilda.

We want to say thank you to the amdf for organising the Bloody Long Walk and for their work to cure mitochondrial diseases.

Be a Hero! - Support our lab team to cure mitochondrial diseases!

This October, the Ryan Lab will participate as the “Monash MitoLab” in the 2016 edition of the Bloody Long Walk, a 35km challenge to raise money to cure mitochondrial diseases.

Mutations in the mitochondrial DNA play a pivotal factor in numerous human diseases, including pathogenic neurodegenerative, cardiac and ophthalmological manifestations.
Understanding and diagnosing mitochondrial diseases and symptoms remain key challenges in the scientific and medical research.

Despite great advancements in recent years to understand the molecular, genetic and metabolic mechanisms and pathways that govern symptoms, further basic and applied research is needed to unravel the entire picture of mitochondrial diseases.

As part of the scientific community, we want to send a signal and raise money for this important cause. Be part of this journey and participate by supporting our team in this fundraising event.

Click here to find our Monash MitoLab fundraising page.

If you want to know more about mitochondrial disease, this overview is a good starting point.

General information about The Bloody Long Walk 2016 in Melbourne.

For more information about the Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

Thank you for your support and donations.