Rare Disease Day in Australia
Australia first participated in Rare Disease Day in 2009 and have since hosted many exciting events to raise awareness among the general public. These have taken place all over the country from Perth to Canberra and Sydney. Among them include an Indian dancing event, an online silent art auction, fun runs, public seminars, bake sales and a high tea event.
Rare Disease Day 2019 also saw a 'tennathon' attempting to break the Guiness World Record for the longest doubles tennis match (over 60 hours!) and raise money for charity. Across Australia and even on an infusion ward there were events where people were invited to dress up or paint their faces to raise awareness and money.
Do you know of any events not listed here? Or would you like to get involved? Email us at [email protected]