The last day of February is a day to create awareness and let patients and affected with rare diseases be heard. This year, February 28th marks the tenth year of Rare Disease Day.
Rare Genomics (RG) participated last year, and we will again this year be a part of a day where rare diseases get the attention they deserve. This day patients worldwide stand together and make their voices heard, and RG wants to be a part of this.
What is Rare Disease Day?
Rare Disease Day seeks to raise awareness amongst both the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and how living with these impacts patients’ lives.
Many different organizations participate in Rare Disease Day events. Rare Disease Day started in 2008 as a European phenomenon - but today it has expanded into be a worldwide phenomenon. Hundreds of patient organizations work to raise awareness for the rare disease community in their countries all year around, but on the last day of February they get extensive public and political attention.
The last day of February was chosen as Rare Disease Day since February 29th is the rarest day and only occurs every fourth year.
Join us for Rare Disease Day
Rare Disease Day is an opportunity for RG to draw attention and awareness to rare diseases. The awareness is important in order to hopefully diagnose and cure many more patients with rare diseases in the future.
Please join us and participate in Rare Disease Day! Your donation to RG will help patients living with a rare disease. By donating to RG and being part of the tenth Rare Disease Day you contribute to a brighter future for the patients - a future without rare diseases.
Read more about Rare Disease Day and RG's participation here and donate by clicking the button below. Thank you!