It has been stated that one in 4,000 children will develop a mitochondrial disease by the age of 10 years old (mitoaction.org). My child is the one in 4,000. There is no cure for this disease and most who hear of it have the same response, “What’s mitochondrial disease?” Payton’s Race for a Cure is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support advocacy, awareness and ultimately a cure for mitochondrial disease. On October 1, 2011, the third annual Payton’s Race for a Cure will take place at Grattan Raceway. We are very pleased to announce that in the previous years we have raised a combined $20,000 for the mitochondrial community. All proceeds were donated to United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (www.UMDF.org) and MitoAction (www.mitoaction.org). Both organizations are extremely committed to the mitochondrial disease community, focusing on support for the individuals, families, awareness and a cure. We pride ourselves on being a family-oriented event that offers something for everyone. This year’s event is very similar to previous years. We will not only have the dirt bike practice, but we have children’s games, bounce houses, face painting, a deejay, raffles, and more. Riders registration begins at 8 a.m., with the first practice starting at 9:30. The fee for riders is $25. All riders will receive an automatic entry into the rider exclusive raffle. This raffle includes many items from valued sponsors such as Fox Powersports, Monster Energy, One Industries, Shift, EVS, Rocky Mountain ATV and many more. In addition, the first 150 registered riders will receive a goodie bag and a Payton’s Race for a Cure t-shirt. All other activities will begin at 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.paytonsraceforacure.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/paytonsraceforacure.