HOSA/Nemours Rare Disease Day
28 February 2017
1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803, Wilmington, DE, USA
Hosted by Delaware HOSA-Future Health Professionals
Delaware HOSA-Future Health Professionals and A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children are partnering for this 3rd annual Rare Disease Day to have HOSA members present rare disease displays. HOSA members research a rare disease and interview clinicians, researchers, and family members of children with a rare disease. Once the research is complete, HOSA members create a display with information about the rare disease and present on Rare Disease Day in the beautiful atrium of A.I. Hospital for Children. The displays are judged by esteemed by a group of researchers and administrators, and HOSA members are awarded for the content of their displays and presentations.
HOSA members are also fundraising for rare disease research. The presenting HOSA members are high school students; however middle school students will assist with the event and sell Rare Disease Day pins for donations to support the fundraising for rare diseases. Thousands of dollars have been raised for rare disease research since the start of this event between Delaware HOSA-Future Health Professionals and A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children.