Upcoming Dates

February 28, 2023 – Rare Disease Day

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 28 in 2023. The ACDA has signed on once again to partner with NORD to support this awareness campaign. Anyone can be involved in Rare Disease Day and there are many suggested activities. The day has been established as a grassroots advocacy day and we encourage everyone to participate in some way. Click to see how the ACDA supported Rare Disease Day in prior years (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)! Click HERE for ways to participate in the United States and click HERE to visit the EURORDIS website for Rare Disease Day in Europe.

May 7, 2023 – International Bereaved Mother’s Day

International Bereaved Mother’s Day was created as part of the CarlyMarie Project to “educate society about the true meaning of Mother’s Day…it is a heart centered attempt at healing the official Mother’s Day.”

August 19, 2023 – Day of Hope

“August 19th is about coming together as a whole community to openly speak about these children and celebrating their short lives. Each year thousands of people around the globe take part in The Day Of Hope by hanging up prayer flags in honour of their babies and children that have died. Many people also share our Prayer Flag awareness images on facebook, instagram, twitter and other social networks.” From the CarlyMarie Project.

November 28, 2023- Giving Tuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. We hope you will consider giving to the ACDA on #GivingTuesday.