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Pledge4Rare Rare Disease Day 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk on Boston Common

February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Pledge4Rare Rare Disease Day 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk on Boston Common

For the fourth consecutive year, Sanofi Genzyme invites the Mass biotech community to join in a Rare Disease Day 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on the Boston Common.  The Run/Walk starts shortly after the close of and just a quick walk from the MassBio Celebrates Rare Disease Day event.

The event is a professionally managed charity Run/Walk, open to all.  There is a $10 registration fee for the Run/Walk that will be donated to the National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD), a 501(c)(3) patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.

Register for the event at Registration opens on February 3.

Can’t make it on the 28th? You can still show your support by pledging to run or walk 1 mile or more during the month of February to support the rare disease community. Our goal is 7,000 miles pledged to raise awareness of the more than 7,000 different rare diseases collectively affecting more than 350 million people around the world. Make your pledge at and then share your commitment on social media using #Pledge4Rare.


The 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Boston Common takes place directly across from the Massachusetts State House.

The schedule is as follows:

12:00-12:45pm: Runners and walkers arrive at the Common

12:45-1:00pm: Brief speaking program featuring Sanofi Genzyme leadership, patient advocates, and MassBIO’s Bob Coughlin

1:00pm: Race begins

2:00pm: Race ends

Questions? Contact Alanna Greaney ([email protected])


February 28
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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