Rare disease day is on 28th February 2014.

Rare Disease Day 2014 theme is care.  It encourages everyone in the rare disease community to “Join Together for Better Care”.

There are more than 6000 different rare diseases. At least 60 million people across Europe and North America are affected and millions across the world. Most of these diseases are genetic, serious, chronic and debilitating. Each disease is different, but they affect people in similar ways. Joining together can help patients and their families find common solutions for care and remind them they are not alone.