Rare Disease Day in Canada
Patient organisations in Canada have engaged in Rare Disease Day since its first year in 2008, arranging gala dinners and exchanges between researchers and patients, as well as regional events across Canada. To raise awareness in Toronto in 2017, the city’s 3D sign was lit up in the colours of Rare Disease Day—blue, green, pink and purple—for the whole of 28 February!
2018 again saw a huge variety of events across Canada. Cocktail receptions were held throughout Canada with researchers and parent speakers sharing their knowledge and experiences. This year’s annual Rare Disease Day Awards Gala organised by the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) took place in Ottawa. There were also some very innovative fundraising events such as a peel race and candy selling around St. Valentine’s Day.
You can also get involved! Do you know of any events not listed here? Email us at [email protected].