Stay in Bed Day is back for 2019 to kick-start Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week, and what better excuse to snuggle up in your sheets than to raise money for mito disease?
Mito is a debilitating genetic condition that robs the body’s cells of energy, causing multiple organ dysfunction or failure. It affects one Australian child born each week.
For mito patients, staying in bed is not a novelty – it is a harsh daily reality. Show your support and help raise awareness while giving yourself some well-earned time out.
On Sunday 15th September, you can sleep in for mito, and raise funds through your friends and family which will go towards vital support services for those affected by mito as well as enabling research into prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cures.
There are four easy ways to get involved:
01. Invite your local school or childcare centre to hold a PJ Day. Ask parents to make a gold coin donation. The kids will love it!
02. Hold a PJ Day at your workplace. Stay comfy all day in your pyjamas and slippers or hold a morning tea. Or you could charge staff a fee to work from their bed for the day!
03. Hold your own Stay in Bed Day event – a morning tea at home with friends or a PJ Party is a great way to celebrate!
04. Get sponsored to Stay in Bed – curl up with a cup of tea and great book or binge watch your favourite Netflix series! You’ll be sleeping in for a great cause.
Get hold of your fundraising kit with handy tips and ideas here!