NYC Health and Hospital Celebrates Rare Disease Day

February 17, 2017

NYC Health and Hospital are celebrating World Rare Disease Day this year with a day of events!

Did You Know??

1 in 10 people has a rare disease. More than half affect children.

There are over 7,000 rare diseases. Only 5% have treatment.

There are more Americans living with a rare disease than ALL of those who have either heart disease, HIV or stroke.

Please join the Genetic Division in support of rare diseases!

11AM – 2PM, Main Lobby

Informational displays from hospital staff, patient advocacy groups and company representatives. Opportunity for Q&A.

2PM – 3PM, 11th Floor Gym, Mental Health Building

Brief presentations from hospital staff, patients, friends and family members

For more information, please contact Miri Maik, MS, CGC at 212-423-6452.

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