What an Amazing Day! Mobilizing for Rare Disease Day and a Common Purpose

Cara Hesse | February 27, 2015

Since rare diseases are at the heart of what we do, International Rare Disease Day is extremely meaningful to us. It motivates, inspires and connects us at Genzyme not only as colleagues joined by our profession, but as individuals with a desire to participate in a global community dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by rare diseases.

February 28, 2015, marks the 8th annual International Rare Disease Day, and as in past years, Genzyme will host a series of events around the world in locations where the company has a presence. In Massachusetts, six Genzyme locations are hosting speakers from the Niemann Pick Type B community and sponsoring fund-raising events to support the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD).

Globally, Genzyme employees will partner with local patient organizations in activities that will heighten awareness of rare diseases and offer the chance to educate health policymakers, medical professionals, patients and caregivers, and the public at large, and urge them to become involved in advocacy opportunities.

For more information about the Rare Disease Day activities happening at Genzyme sites, please visit our Rare Disease Day website and read our corporate press release.

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