Matthew Harty Mito Classic #MoveForMito

#MoveForMito 2020

Given the current circumstances of social distancing, this year we converted The Matthew Harty Mito Classic into a virtual #MoveForMito event! On Thursday, April 16th, hundreds of people donated to MitoAction and participated in physical activity, in honor of Matthew Harty. People ran, walked, played soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and more. Thank you to all of the participants, donors, sponsors, Youth Council volunteers, and more! 
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Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors:

Boston Bruins Foundation 
North Andover Booster Club
Law Office of Peter Radulski
North Andover Youth Track & Field
North Andover Youth Hockey
North Andover Soccer Association
Positive Tracks
AFC Urgent Care
Thank you to Todd Dow, the donor of our Pats tickets prize!

Mito Classic History: From Birthday Party to Fundraiser!

North Andover High School students, Jack Pascucci and Mikey Harty had always cherished their long-standing street hockey birthday party tradition that started when the boys were in kindergarten.  The tradition was continued, but by sixth grade the boys had outgrown their annual party.

Sadly, the following year was the year that Mikey lost his little brother Matthew to mitochondrial disease.  Feeling helpless and wanting to help, Jack and his family decided they would bring back the "Jack & Mikey Birthday Classic" as the Matthew Harty Mito Classic, to support the Matthew Harty Camper Fund which was launched in Matthew's honor.

The Matthew Harty Camper Fund allows children with mitochondrial disease to attend summer camp and provides scholarships for North Andover High School seniors, as well as college students battling mitochondrial disease. 

Mito Classic winners

Mito Classic action

Mito Classic group