Many in our community live on a roller coaster as they search for a diagnosis for their child or loved one. It usually takes years and involves many visits to specialists, travel, late night web searches and talking to many, many people. At least half of our community never find a diagnosis and there are few road maps for this journey so we set out to create one! This booklet is the product of literature searches, review of similar brochures by Contact a Family and others, structured interviews with 12 families, several focus groups and many rounds of review by experts from health care and from families. We are so grateful to all who participated and generously gave of their time! We hope this booklet will be a useful guide and support for families as they walk their own unique and winding road.
We're a top 10 finalist in Phillips Brewing and Malting Company Benefits Brew contest and we need our community to click us to the top!
Some wonderful people nominated us for the Phillips Brewing Benefit Brew competition and we made the final 10! That means it's time to vote. The winning charity gets a beer named after them and even better, proceeds from sales get donated back to Rare Disease Foundation. How amazing is that? But we need your help. We need you to get online and vote every day, from every device, from today until December 4th. Let's get the Rare Disease Foundation to the top of the list.
The Bridle Bash Foundation, based in Toronto, Ontario has surprised us with an extremely generous $60,000 donation in support of our microgrant rare disease research program.
The Bridle Bash Foundation was established by a group of friends who are passionate about volunteering and fundraising. They are dedicated to providing financial support to Canadian registered charities that focus on health research, treatment and support for adults and children...meaning organizations just like ours here at the Rare Disease Foundation. The Bridle Bash Foundation is made up entirely of volunteers and there are no salaried positions, no overhead, and all legal and financial…
This beautiful book is touching sweet little hearts everywhere! Author/illustrator Deborah Katz is being incredibly generous and donating book proceeds to the Rare Disease Foundation. Get your copy now! Amazon.caAmazon.com