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About Rare Disease Day®
Rare Disease Day® takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. It’s never too early to get involved!
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is the official Sponsor of Rare Disease Day in the United States alongside our sister organization, EURORDIS (The European Organization for Rare Disorders), which organizes the official international campaign. Over 80 countries participated in Rare Disease Day 2015. To learn what’s happening around the world, visit the global Rare Disease Day website at rarediseaseday.org.
Anyone can get involved in Rare Disease Day awareness. On this site, U.S. participants can find helpful resources and activities to get involved and events taking place near them.