Proceeds benefit National Organization for Rare Disorders
Based on 226 miles, each worth $4.61
2017 was a big year for me–new career, new job, new medical diagnoses. As my education to become a Physician Assistant came to a close and the biggest exam of my life approached, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. While the earlier part of 2017 was full of lab work, procedures, imaging, medications, and doctors appointments, the latter was full of a drive to live a life I love, and live it powerfully. While working in the Emergency Department in The City of Brotherly Love has been full of rewarding moments, taking a stand and becoming an advocate for rare diseases has become increasingly important to me. Join me, move your bodies, and support these thousands of diseases!
This February, I am joining NORD’s Rare Movement Campaign to raise awareness for rare diseases. Together, participants aim to move a total of 7,000 miles of donor-supported movement by Rare Disease Day on February 28th. There are 7,000 known rare diseases, 95% of them have no treatment. Help NORD continue to support the 30 million Americans affected by rare diseases through patient assistance and support programs, research grants, advocacy and educational initiatives.
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This campaign benefits
NORD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed as a federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare orphan diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. We are committed to the identification, treatment and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research and service.
Contributions made to this campaign are tax-deductible.View Website