Rare Disease Day 2011: RARE BUT EQUAL

28 Feb 2011

February 28th 2011 will mark the fourth International Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS and organised with rare disease national alliances in 25 countries. On that day hundreds of patient organisations from more than 40 countries worldwide will be organising awareness-raising activities and converging around the slogan “Rare but Equal”.

Patient groups across the world are planning a multitude of events to draw attention to rare diseases and the millions of people who are affected by them. Awareness-raising activities are being planned across Europe, all the way to Russia, Georgia and Armenia, as well as in the US, Canada and as far as Australia, New Zealand, China and Japan!

This year’s focus is on Rare Diseases and Health Inequalities.

As members of the neuromuscular community, you can participate by becoming a Friend of Rare Disease Day by posting the logo on your website and link your website to www.rarediseaseday.org. EURORDIS would greatly appreciate your support.

The slogan of the campaign is "RARE BUT EQUAL". This could be used together with the logo, banner and poster, which are available in the ‘Downloads’ section of the website.

Don’t forget you can also:

Join Rare Disease Day Facebook Group

Follow Rare Disease Day on Twitter

Questions? Suggestions? Drop us an email at rarediseaseday@eurordis.org

Get involved – this day is the Day to put rare diseases in the spotlight!