There are so many ways to participate in Rare Disease Day. Let’s join together to make Rare Disease Day 2017 the best one yet.
What is Rare Disease Day?
Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness for people living with a rare disease and their families. Since its inception in 2008, Rare Disease Day is now celebrated worldwide in over 80 countries.
What can I do to participate?
Host a Rare Disease Day Event
Your patient group or organization can host a fundraiser, educational event or even have a bake sale in support of Rare Disease Day. Please remember to share your event with CORD, as we will promote all Rare Disease Day events and activities on our social media. Ideas on Rare Disease Day activities can be found on our website at: https://www.raredisorders.ca/content/uploads/Rare-Disease-Day-Activities-Ideas.pdf and also on the official Rare Disease Day 2017 website at: http://www.rarediseaseday.org/article/get-involved. This website is where you can download the free downloadable pack which contains useful items such as infographics, posters, flyers, and social media banners.
Light up a Monument
Help us to light up Canada in blue. Did you know that many Canadian landmarks, monuments and facilities support charitable organizations by using their lighting systems to promote awareness? Help CORD to spread awareness by asking your local facility to light up in blue in support of Rare Disease Day.
Tell us Your Story
CORD wants to hear from you! This is a great way to raise awareness about this year’s theme: how research brings hope to those living with rare disorders. Send us your testimonials about the important work the rare disease community is doing in the area of rare disease research. We are hoping to feature success stories and/or challenges from all provinces and territories on our social media. Each testimonial can be up to a maximum of 140 characters. All testimonials will be entered in a draw to win one of two Indigo gift cards (valued at $25).
Please submit your testimonial to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/researchtestimonials
We can only make Rare Disease Day a success with your help.
Get involved because YOU can make a difference!
March 21, 2018 - March 22, 2018
Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre: 101 Lyon Street North, Ottawa
Book before March 2nd to receive the Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre room rate of 195.00 CAD per night. Click here to book your group rate online for Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders Conference. Action Day at Parliament Hill: March 20, 2018. If you are interested in joining us, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org CORD is offering travel bursaries to patient group representatives to help offset the cost of travel and accommodation to the Rare Disease Day 2018 Conference in Ottawa. The travel bursary is meant for those patients and caregivers whose own groups would not be able to fully cover the cost of their participation. Scholarship Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RDD18Travel * To receive member rates you must login at the top right hand corner of raredisorders.ca Refund Policy: Cancellations received a minimum of 15 days prior to the event will receive a refund minus an administrative fee of $15.00. This fee covers the cost of processing the registration and refund. Cancellations received after the 15-day deadline and no-shows are non-refundable.