February 24, 2021
TOPIC: Featured News, Patients & Members, Advocacy, Patient Stories, Rare Disease Day
Posted at February 2, 2021 11:25 am by Valaree DonFrancesco
This morning, a special Rare Disease Day segment of Behind the Mystery, the recurring rare disease series on Lifetime Television’s award-winning morning show The Balancing Act, aired at 7:30am ET. The impactful segment featured NORD’s Director of Strategic Planning, Lisa Sarfaty, sharing facts about rare disease and information on how to get involved with Rare Disease Day.
February 23, 2021
TOPIC: Press Releases, Featured News, Patients & Members, Advocacy, Industry
Posted at February 2, 2021 10:17 am by Valaree DonFrancesco
Washington, DC, February 23, 2021 — Today the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) announced this year’s Rare Impact Award honorees. These outstanding individuals, organizations and industry innovators will be honored for their exceptional work benefiting the rare disease community in a virtual event streaming on June 28, 2021 at 7:00pm ET. The Rare Impact Awards program is part… Read More
February 22, 2021
TOPIC: Featured News, Patients & Members, Patient Stories, Rare Disease Day, #NORDintheNews
Posted at February 2, 2021 03:35 pm by Valaree DonFrancesco
Tristan Lee, a 37-year-old Pennsylvania man who has lived with sickle cell disease since birth, is a patient advocate with Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, a NORD member organization. Today, Tristan shares his personal story for Rare Disease Day with WebMD, with information about NORD noted at the end of the article. Read the piece here.
February 19, 2021
TOPIC: Featured News, Patients & Members
Posted at February 2, 2021 01:49 pm by Valaree DonFrancesco
Sometimes a helping hand is most needed when an unexpected emergency arises. NORD is committed to supporting rare disease patients and families and offers several programs to assist them in times of crisis.
NORD’s Hurricane and Natural Disaster Emergency Relief Fund provides financial assistance to those who are diagnosed with a… Read More
February 19, 2021
TOPIC: Featured News, Patients & Members, Advocacy, Head of the Herd
Posted at February 2, 2021 08:40 am by Valaree DonFrancesco
At the Head of the Herd is… Chandra Clark, Executive Director, VHL Alliance. Today she shares her passion for incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion within the rare disease space.
Prior to joining VHL Alliance, how did you get exposure to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)? How do those experiences carry over to your work with the von Hippel-Lindau syndrome (VHL)… Read More