What is Rare Disease Day
Rare Disease Day is the official international awareness-raising campaign for rare diseases which takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of the campaign is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives.
Rare Disease Day was launched by EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe and its Council of National Alliances in 2008.
The official supporter of the event in Greece is Rare Diseases Greece (RDG).
There are over 300 million people worldwide living with a rare disease. Together across borders, and across the 6000+ rare diseases we work towards more equitable access to diagnosis, treatment, care and social opportunity.
1.Share a photo to show solidarity with people living with a rare disease in your community! Share a photo with painted hands on social media using #RareDiseaseDay and tag @rarediseaseday.
2.Download the Rare Disease Day logo and make it visible online. Hero the logo on flyers, t-shirts and even cake-the possibilities are endless!