Rare Disease Day at Sanford Research

Rare Disease Day is celebrated on the last day of February every year and is a special day for rare disease patients, researchers, and advocates. There are over 300 million people worldwide living with a rare disease, and together across borders and the 10,000+ rare diseases, we work towards more equitable access to diagnosis, treatment, care, and social opportunity.

The Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford takes part each year in the celebration that brings together the entire community to highlight the challenges that people with rare diseases face. Many monuments and public buildings around the world will be lit up in the Rare Disease Day colors – blue, green, pink, and purple – to show solidarity with those affected by rare diseases.

On February 29th, to celebrate this Rarer Rare Disease Day, the CoRDS team, along with Rare by Design, Sanford Research will also be having an event at the Overlook Café in downtown Sioux Falls. 

More information: https://research.sanfordhealth.org/classes-and-events/rare-disease-day/02-29-24