There are nearly 7,000 rare diseases affecting nearly 30 million Americans. In other words, almost one in ten Americans are suffering from rare diseases. Besides dealing with their specific medical problems, people with rare diseases struggle to get a proper diagnosis, find information, and get treatment. The rarity of their conditions makes medical research more difficult. I hope that you will join me and other advocates as we recognize Rare Disease Day 2013 on February 28, 2013.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Rare Disease Day Giveaway on Facebook. Due to the overwhelming response, several other prizes have been added. You can view the winners by clicking the image below. If your name is listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping information within 48 hours, prizes not claimed by Monday at 9:30 pm CST will be re drawn. THANK YOU!!