Spearheaded by the NORD Rare Cancer Coalition, which is comprised of 24 rare cancer-specific Member Organizations, Rare Cancer Day will be observed on October 1 to highlight the challenges people living with rare cancers face and to unify individuals living with rare cancers for awareness and early diagnosis.
“The coalition raises the fact that separately, we are rare, but when we come together, we raise our collective voices—for research, support and hope,” according to Rare Cancer Coalition Co-Chairman John Hopper, President of the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation.
On October 1, NORD will ask the world to commemorate Rare Cancer Day by posting messages of support for the community and sharing/retweeting facts about rare cancers in order to raise awareness.
Foundation. “October 1 will be a great day to let everyone living with a rare cancer know they are not alone, and to educate the world at large with key rare cancer facts.”
For more information on Rare Cancer Day and NORD’s Rare Cancer Coalition, visit https://rarediseases.org/get-involved/rare-cancer-coalition.