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.
Food also played a role in the 2018 celebrations with a brunch and a morning tea event. 2018 also saw the inaugural Rare Disease Day Awards in Western Australia which took place in Perth where the Council Building was lit up to mark the day. 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]