Cure for Mito Fall Fundraiser

In 2003, the Mitochondrial Research Guild hosted its first annual fall fundraiser at Willows Lodge in Woodinville, WA raising over $135,000. After the success of that first event, the guild continued to partner with Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington and JM Cellars for the next 15 years.  These very special evenings included live and silent auctions, and a four-course dinner by Willows Lodge Executive Chef Bobby Moore, paired with wines provided by JM Cellars. The highlight of these evenings were the heartfelt stories and videos from our Mito families and our team of Mito specialists. Check out our video library to see some of these stories from our past events.

Beginning in 2018, we changed to a new format. Replacing the full live auction and dinner we evolved to a more casual cocktail party, but we have kept the features that contributed to the success of this event over the years, and we continued to partner with our longtime partners Willows Lodge and JM Cellars.

This new event format worked well; however, as everyone knows Covid put a stop to all in-person events for a period of time.  In order for us to still connect with our supporters, with the assistance of JM Cellars and Duke’s Seafood, we hosted a virtual event in both 2020 and 2021.

In 2022, we were able to return to a live event and in honor of our 20th annual fundraiser, we hosted a wonderful celebration at Willows Lodge to thank all of our amazing partners, donors, volunteers and families for their support over the years! Thanks to this support, the Mitochondrial Research Guild has raised over $5,000,000 for the Mitochondrial program at Seattle Children’s.  We could not have done this without all of you and we feel truly honored that so many people choose to support our organization over the last 20 years!

While we currently do not have any major fundraisers in the works, we are still working to support our team of Mito specialists at Seattle Children’s and there are still ways to support our organization.  For more information, check out our donation page.


Pictures from the 2019 Mito Cocktail Party

Pictures from earlier Mito Auctions