This Rare Disease Day join Sanofi in its efforts to raise awareness of rare diseases by making a Pledge4Rare. Pledge4Rare is Sanofi’s global initiative aimed at bringing together the rare disease community to raise awareness of the more than 7,000 different rare diseases that collectively affect more than 350 million people around the world.
“Beyond the physical act of running or walking, with Pledge4Rare we are demonstrating that we stand together with all those impacted by rare diseases,” said Sebastien Martel, Global Head of Rare Diseases. “No matter where you are in the world, you can show your support and raise awareness. Together we have the opportunity to make a difference.”
There is no cost to participate in Pledge4Rare and if we reach our target distance of 7,000 miles, Sanofi will make a donation to a leading rare disease patient advocacy organization.
Rare Disease Day is an opportunity to shed light on the impact that rare diseases have on patients and their families. Given their rarity, these conditions are often difficult to diagnose and treat, and patients can endure a long journey involving many specialty doctors, tests, and misdiagnoses. They can go years or even decades without a correct diagnosis, all the while suffering physically from complications of their disease and psychologically from not knowing what their condition is.
This year Rare Disease Day is on February 29—the rarest day of the year. Sanofi is once again joining hundreds of organizations around the world to recognize this important day for the rare disease community. Sanofi has been a proud supporter of Rare Disease Day since it was established by the European Organization for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) in 2008.
Join us in raising awareness by making your pledge today! Visit www.pledge4rare.com during the month of February and share your commitment on social media using #Pledge4Rare.