From Sunday 19th – 25th September, Denbighshire Leisure Ltd will be lighting up its attractions as part of the global ‘Light Up for Mito’ campaign, to raise awareness of Mitochondrial disease.

Every year, landmarks around the world light up in green to raise awareness for this genetic disorder. Once considered rare, Mitochondrial disease is now estimated to affect 1 in 5000 people, making it the second most commonly diagnosed serious genetic disease after cystic fibrosis.

Ruthin Craft Centre, Rhyl Sky Tower, Rhyl Pavilion Theatre, 1891 Restaurant and Bar, the Events Arena waterfall and coastal bus shelters will all be illuminated green from this Sunday to stand with the families who are living with this life-changing diagnosis. 

Mitochondria exists in nearly every cell of the human body and is responsible for creating 90% of the energy needed to sustain life and support organ function. When mitochondria cannot carry out its duties, it causes cell injury or even cell death and when this process persists, organ systems begin to fail.

Jamie Groves, Managing Director of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd said “Mitochondrial disease is often ‘invisible’ and can therefore be very difficult to diagnose.  There is still much to learn about this condition, but we know that lack of awareness often delays diagnosis.  Denbighshire Leisure Ltd are proud to light up our attractions in support of ‘Light up for Mito’ and to help spread awareness of this challenging disease.”