Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February around the world and is an annual celebration and fundraiser for people with rare disorders and their families/whānau.

Rare Disease Day began in Europe on 29 February 2008. Originally, the intention was to celebrate the day every four years on Leap Day, but the momentum and enthusiasm for the day grew until it became an annual celebration – with events taking place around the globe.

To find out more about Rare Disease Day and how to become involved, visit the Rare Disease Day website.