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Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in Foundation NewsLine |

Show Your Support for Those Affected by Rare Diseases Such as Niemann-Pick

Monday, February 28, 2011, is World Rare Disease Day

Easy ways to show your support for all affected by rare diseases, including Niemann-Pick Disease:

•Share the Facebook event page from the NNPDF Awareness Facebook Group page highlighting Feb. 28th, 2011, as WORLD Rare Disease Day.

•Sign up for the RSS feed for this blog (“Subscribe via Feedburner”) to receive an email notice when the blog is updated.

•Use “Good Search” as your internet search engine. Each search conducted triggers a one cent donation to the NNPDF — all those pennies added up to $250 last year!

•Add eBay Giving Works (Mission Fish) to your eBay seller’s site and make a donation to the NNPDF for each sale made – you set the percentage.

•Support the 10th Anniversary of Spain’s NPD Foundation (Fundacion Niemann Pick de Espana) by visiting their Web site on February 17th, as part of a fundraising effort based on the number of site visitors.

•Wear jeans to school or work on Monday, February 28th, in support of the Global Genes Project.

•Share your rare disease experience with others. Post links to the NNPDF site and the NORD site on your Facebook page to raise awareness of the plight of those affected by rare diseases.

•Make a meaningful impact by writing letters to your congressional representatives asking them to join the Rare and Neglected Diseases Congressional Caucus. The Caucus will focus attention on rare diseases and related needs such as research.

•Distribute PERSEVERE wristbands to your family and friends to wear in a sign of solidarity in the battle against Niemann-Pick Disease and all rare diseases.

Visit the World Rare Disease page at for more details and ways to show your support of those affected by rare diseases.


Please spread the word!