Rare Disease Day: February 29, 2020

Rare Disease Day is an international advocacy day to bring widespread recognition of rare diseases as a global health challenge. The day is celebrated on the last day of February every year – February 29 in 2020. The ACDA has signed on once again to partner with NORD to support this awareness campaign and we encourage everyone to participate in some way. Click to see how the ACDA supported Rare Disease Day in 2019 (and 2018, 2017 and 2016)!

Click HERE for ways to participate in the U.S. in 2020 and click HERE to visit the EURORDIS website for Rare Disease Day 2020 in Europe.

Below are a few suggested ideas:

  • Click HERE ($), HERE (£) or HERE (€) to print a flyer for anyone to use at their workplace that encourages employees to donate $5 / £5 / €5 to the ACDA and wear jeans to work on Friday, February 28 for Rare Disease Day. #JeansForGenes
  • Join a social media “rare disease day” campaign by changing your profile and cover pictures to share the importance of rare disease awareness! Click HERE to upload a photo and show how much you care about rare! Use the hashtags #RareDiseaseDay, #ShowYourRare, #WRDD2020#ACD, #ACDMPV
  • Organize a fundraiser to raise money for the next ACDMPV research grant.
  • Contact your local newspaper to write an article about what Rare Disease Day means to you. Click HERE to read various articles previously written about our ACDA families.