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The Bloody Long Walk

Last updated on October 2, 2017
The Bloody Long Walk
Start Date September 17, 2017
End Date September 17, 2017
Venue Sir James Mitchel Park, South Perth to Cottesloe Beach, WA
Address 240 Mill Point Rd, South Perth WA 6151, Australia
Sports Running
Distance Type 35km
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About Event

The Bloody Long Walk in Perth on Sunday, 17 September 2017 is a 35km challenge to cure mitochondrial disease (Mito) from South Perth to Cottesloe Beach.

Walk run or jog and enjoy spectacular scenery whilst raising vital funds to help find a cure for Mito. Mito is a debilitating and potentially fatal genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to convert food into the energy needed to power muscles and major organs; 1 in 200 people are at risk of developing Mito.

One Australian child born each week suffers a severe or life-threatening form of Mito (and half will die in childhood), making it the second most commonly diagnosed serious genetic disease after cystic fibrosis. A further 20 Australian children born each week are at risk for developing a milder form of mitochondrial disease or other related symptoms such as diabetes, deafness or seizures.

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