Rare Disease Day: FEBRUARY 28
DID YOU KNOW: There are currently just over 6,000 rare diseases identified, affecting 30 million people in the US alone and 300 million globally. Although these numbers are staggering, what is of even greater concern is that approximately 75% of those affected are children, making this disease category one of the most deadly and debilitating for our country’s children. Ataxia-telangiectasia is incredibly rare – in the United States, there are only about 400 people with A-T.
Since Rare Disease Day started in 2008, rare disease communities around the world join together on the rarest day of the year – February 28 (or 29th on a leap year!) to raise awareness and shine a light on the pressing need for additional research and healthcare resources for rare disease families.
Join the A-T Children’s Project and the A-T community around the world for Rare Disease Day to spread awareness about A-T and fundraise for a cure!
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- Jeans for Genes at work or school
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- Sell Paper Jeans Ribbons
- Sell Jeans Ribbon Lapel pins
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