The RAREis campaign is anchored by an Instagram page that will showcase photos of people touched by rare disease and capture elements of their patient, caregiver or advocate experience. In addition to the photos that Horizon will be sharing on its Instagram page, people throughout the rare disease community are encouraged to create their own RAREis photos and share via their preferred social media platform - whether Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter - using the hashtag #RAREis.
"Rare is being courageous, tenacious and joyous," said Cristina, mother of a child living with chronic granulomatous disease, a rare disease that hinders the body's ability to fight infections. "Living with a rare disease to us means not only hoping for a cure in the future but also living life joyfully in the now."
The Instagram page will also elevate Horizon's rare disease offerings and partnerships, including support programs for families with special needs, scholarships and disease education initiatives.
"The RAREis initiative will elevate the tremendous stories of resilience over adversity that we've heard from our interactions with patients, their families and the more than 30 rare disease organizations that we interact with at hundreds of events around the world," said
There are approximately 7,000 different types of rare diseases and only five percent have treatments available. In
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