1. Support LHON Research
Because it is an orphan disease, there is only a limited amount of research taking place regarding LHON so each donation has a large impact on how quickly a cure is found. LHON is a mitochondrial disorder, so a LHON Project Fund at the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) has been created. Each donation goes a long way toward changing the future of LHON, and gets us one step closer to a cure. Click on the Donate button to help. Click on the UMDF logo to learn more about the many forms of mitochondrial disease.
2. Create a LHON Fundraising Event
Fundraising events can be a fun way to raise awareness of LHON, and to help find a cure. For ideas and assistance in running your own LHON fundraiser, contact Lissa at: LHONpoince@aol.com
As an example, Jeremy Poincenot and his friends conduct an annual bike ride to support LHON research called C.U.R.E. (Cycling Under Reduced Eyesight). They've raised over $300,000 over the years.
Various people describe how and why they have supported LHON Research through a range of fundraising efforts.
3. Research Grant Results
Funds raised for LHON research have been granted to researchers who have published several academic papers, made advancements in the lab, and will lead to enhancements in LHON diagnostic testing.