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Quilts of Hope Project

Purpose and  Goals

 

This is the first quilt made which will be on display at the MitoCanada office in Brantford, Ontario.

This is the first quilt made which will be on display at the MitoCanada office in Brantford, Ontario.

The purpose of the “Quilts of Hope” Project is to raise public awareness of Mitochondrial Disease by educating talented quilters about this disease and having them make and donate quilts to patients. We will also raise awareness with anyone who sees the quilts. The project was conceived by Christine Knox who has Mito herself and wanted to do something to help raise awareness of the disease. She began the project in August of 2013 and hopes that it will make a difference in the lives of other Mito patients.

 Every stitch will give hope for finding a treatment and eventually a cure of this disease while bringing warmth to someone who is very ill. It is our goal to give a quilt to every person diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease in Canada and the US within 5 years.

If you are not a quilter but interested in supporting the project you can help in three ways;

By spreading information about Mitochondrial Disease to all you know so that this disease becomes as well-known as Cancer, Parkinsons, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other major illnesses which are all related to mitochondrial malfunction.

If you wish to provide a donation to one of the organizations which support patients and families coping with this disease please go to either www.MitoCanada.org or www.MitoAction.org.

In the future, you can also contribute to a fund that will support the production of a documentary about the Quilts of Hope Project called “Every Stitch Counts”.

To support the production of this documentary, please click here.