Wodonga landmarks light up for Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week.

TWO Wodonga landmarks shone green on Saturday night as part of a world record attempt that involved more than 100 locations worldwide.

The Cube and water tower in the town centre were lit up to mark the start of Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week.

Mitochondrial disease is a genetic disorder that causes debilitating symptoms such as muscle weakness and pain, seizures, vision and/or hearing loss and organ failure.

Thirty-four Australian monuments and landmarks including the Melbourne Star, Sydney’s Darling Quarter and Adelaide Oval joined Light Up For Mito. Internationally Canada’s Niagara Falls, the Colosseum in Rome and Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia were also scheduled to turn green.

The Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation said the disease had few treatments and no cure.

“At least 30 Australian children born every week are at risk of developing some form of mitochondrial disease,” the foundation said.