Rare Disease Day Feb 29. Kids together colorful with the world

Rare Disease Day – Feb 29th

Australia first participated in Rare Disease Day in 2009 and has since hosted many exciting events to raise awareness among the general public. These events have taken place all over the country from Perth to Victoria, Canberra and Sydney. Among them include an Indian dancing event, an online silent art auction, fun runs, public seminars, bake sales and a high tea event.

2020 Rare Disease Day saw Australia’s Minister for Health launch the National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases (the Action Plan), with bipartisan support. The Action Plan is the first nationally coordinated effort to address rare diseases in Australia.

For more information about events and ways you can show your colours for Rare Diseases go to www.rarediseaseday.org

Date: February 29th, 2024