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Rare Disease Day 2021 and Rare Reach Festival

15 February 2021

Rare Disease Day 2021 will take place on Sunday 28 February

Nerve Tumours UK takes part as a member of the Genetic Alliance. This is a chance to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare conditions and their impact on people’s lives. This year, in light of Covid-19, it will be harder than ever to ensure the voices of the UK’s rare community are heard. 

We invite you to join in - you can share your story from today 15.02.2021 on social media up to Rare Disease Day 28.02.2021- using the hashtag #RareReach2021 alongside the #RareDiseaseDay2021 hashtag, and if appropriate, one of the Rare Disease Day themes – #RareIsStrong, #RareIsMany, #RareIsProud.

Rare Reach Festival
Showcasing digital storytelling

STORYTELLING IS POWERFUL. As part of Rare Disease Day 2021, the Genetic Alliance is launching the first Rare Reach Festival to celebrate the online storytelling by the genetic, rare and undiagnosed community.

By posting real-life stories (funny, sad, inspirational and everything in between) on social media, people affected by rare conditions share their day-to-day experiences to help raise awareness of how their lives are impacted by their condition. These stories also help reach out to others in the same situation offering solidarity, hope and community.

For Rare Disease Day 2021 Nerve Tumours UK wants to celebrate and encourage this storytelling. We are inviting everyone in the Nerve Tumours community to tell their story in a social post or repost any old posts that give you a voice, anything that is part of your condition, a fundraiser you have done for us or a story that you support. Rare is strong; Rare is many; Rare is proud.

You can join the Rare Reach official competition once it is open on Rare Disease Day 28.02.2021

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