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This feed is no longer active or accepting submissions, but we encourage you to check out the posts below which were submitted during February 2024 in support of Rare Disease Day.

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Nisha Trivedi Nisha Trivedi

I had such a fulfilling experience visiting my members of Congress as part of Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill. My fellow advocates and I raised our voices to encourage their support of policies that benefit rare disease patients. Hearing everyone’s stories was so inspiring.

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Rob Long Rob Long Uplifting Athletes

In celebration of Rare Disease Day, I am excited to share our most recent draft class from the 2024 Young Investigator Draft! This year we highlighted the significant potential of research in this space when powered by the platform of sports—especially as we surpassed our $1 million in total funding granted. You can watch a recap of the event at the below link!

John Morris John Morris International WAGR Syndrome Association

When my daughter was diagnosed with WAGR syndrome, none of the doctors that were treating my daughter knew anything about WAGR. Since that time, I’ve dedicated my time and energy to advocate for my daughter, spreading awareness of WAGR throughout my local and the international communities.
Joy Clark Admin Joy Clark Worldwide Clinical Trials

Rare diseases affect hundreds of millions of people globally, presenting a massive challenge to health equity. Our team is focused on changing that sad reality for patients across many therapeutic areas. From rare cancers such as the one that took my sweet cousin Ryan last year to rare cardiovascular diseases, I’m proud of how hard our teams work every single day to improve the standard of care for rare disease patients. Their passionate and purposeful commitment to saving and improving lives is not just a job; it’s creating meaningful change for our loved ones, their caregivers, and for humanity as a whole.

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Katherine StilI Katherine StilI Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation

The Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation is excited to celebrate Rare Disease Day 2024! You can learn more about Phelan-McDermid Syndrome by reviewing our infographic and by visiting our website at

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Castleman Disease Collaborative Network Castleman Disease Collaborative Network Castleman Disease Collaborative Network

The Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN) is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating research and treatment for this rare and often deadly disease, supporting patients on their journeys, and revolutionizing biomedical research to cure countless other diseases. As we recognize Rare Disease Day on February 29, 2024, we are proud to share with you the story of one of the many thousands of Castleman disease patients who inspire our work every day. Learn more at

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