Every year on the last day of February, Rare Disease Day occurs to raise awareness of rare diseases. The event is intended to make the general public aware, as well as health professionals, of the numerous rare diseases that aging adults and others suffer from every day.
The campaign began in Europe and has become a worldwide day. The United States began recognizing Rare Disease Day in 2009. The month of February was chosen since it has a rare number of days in it.
The reason raising awareness of rare diseases is so important is that 1 out of every 20 people live with a rare disease at some time during their lifetime. Most of these diseases have no cure, and many go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Those suffering are often disregarded as imagining their symptoms. By setting aside a day to raise awareness, people become aware that these diseases exist, and sometimes new research is begun.
As with every cause and illness awareness campaign, a specific color of ribbon is attributed to the cause that is worn to draw attention and focus on its meaning. The blue denim genes ribbon is the symbol of hope for this day.
Some examples of rare disease include:
- Rare cancers
- Cystic fibrosis
- Motor neuron diseases
- Abdominal epilepsy
- Acute eosinophilic pneumonia
- Fibromuscular dysplasia
- Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy
- Gaucher’s disease
There are numerous more rare diseases that make up a list of hundreds if not more.
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