Rare Disease Day USA > Get Involved
The purpose of Rare Disease Day® is to harness the creative energy of the millions of people around the world with rare diseases — and the millions who care about— to raise awareness and generate action. You can help us achieve this goal throughout the year by doing any of the following things.
Many of these activities are on-going and might inspire you to start planning for 2017!
Don’t forget that you can pick up your Rare Disease Day gear at the Official Rare Disease Day Store.
Press and Resources
A press kit and resources are available to help you reach out to your local media and to share your story online.
Handprints Across America
Now in its fifth year, Handprints Across America shows people celebrating Rare Disease Day all across the United States in a variety of settings.
Get involved by requesting a Rare Disesase Day proclamation from your state’s governor.