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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