Rare Disease Day 2024

SHOW YOUR STRIPES®

The zebra has become the official mascot for rare disease patients. Historically, medical professionals were told that when they “hear hoofbeats,” they should not expect to see a zebra. In other words, look for the more common answer, a horse. Now, we know that one in ten Americans is actually a zebra! It might not be obvious when you look at us, which is why we show our stripes to raise awareness.

Wearing stripes can start a conversation that helps others learn about the prevalence and challenges of rare diseases. Take a picture of your striped look and share it on social media with the hashtags #ShowYourStripes, #RareDiseaseDay and #SistersHopeFoundation to join this celebration of the many faces of rare disease.

Let’s show the world that the ALSP Community is small but mighty by:

Share Your Rare Disease Story: Do you have a rare disease, or a family member with a rare disease? This is the time to share your story. #ShowYourStripes #RareDiseaseDay #SistersHopeFoundation

Social Stripe Out: Post a selfie wearing stripes on social media and encourage your friends, family, and others to do the same.

Get Creative: Gather your friends, family, and community to make a video, photo album, or other creative expression of what it means to Show Your Stripes.

 

Date

Feb 29 2024
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