Twice a month CheckOrphan will be spotlighting 2 disease areas and suggest 20 rare diseases from each disease area.
This is where you come in. We need you to help us sponsor 40 rare disease pages a month. The pages contain valuable information for patients, caregivers and physicians, and we need to keep them up and running.
WHY RARE DISEASES
Although individually the 7000+ rare diseases are rare, collectively about 1 in 10 has a rare disease. In those terms, rare is actually common and deserves proportional attention due to the numbers and economic drain these diseases cause on families and society.
Information is empowering – that is why CheckOrphan aggregates news and information about rare diseases. No other Internet platform makes more news, events, videos, research studies, clinical trials and additional information available to anyone and for free. Help us offer the world more!
TWO WAYS TO MAKE A RareIMPACT
Sponsor a Rare Disease – for less than 54 cents a day you can give a rare disease of your choice a voice
Become a Champion – donate any given amount and become a Champion!
All donations are tax-deductible as CheckOrphan is a registered 501(c)3 in the US and retains a similar status in Switzerland.
SPREAD THE WORD
Thank you for your support. We hope your friends and network is just as supportive. We would love to have them involved, too. Here are some ways you may want to involve them:
- Use Facebook to create an event and invite all your friends to Sponsor a Rare Disease or Become a Champion
- Let your friends and family know on the other social media platforms you use (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Foursquare, YouTube, etc.) that you donated and ask them to do the same.
- Persuade your company or organization to be socially responsible and invite other employees to match your donation.
- Create a video and put it in social media
- Send emails to people you know who will care and ask them them to match your donation
- Share this page
DISEASE AREA SPOTLIGHT
Twice a month CheckOrphan will spotlight a disease area and will randomly pick 20 rare diseases in that disease area for everyone to sponsor. But you don’t have to limit yourself to these suggestions; the more the merrier.
Current Disease Area – RARE HEART DISEASES:
Familial dilated Cardiomyopathy, Dilated cardiomyopathy, Congenital heart block, Brugada syndrome, Congenital heart septum defect, Kawasaki syndrome, Eisenmenger syndrome, Hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Aortic coarctation, Cardioauditory syndrome of Sanchez Cascos, Tricuspid atresia, Complete atrioventricular canal, Cardiac diverticulum, Atrial myxoma- familial, Long QT syndrome type 1, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, Aortic supravalvular stenosis, Atrial fibrillation- familial 1, Bidirectional tachycardia, His bundle tachycardia
First Disease Area – RARE NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES:
Charcot Marie Tooth Disease, Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis, Encephalocele, Guillain–Barré Syndrome, Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification – childhood onset, Klippel Feil syndrome dominant type, Lafora Disease, Menkes Syndrome, Refsum Disease – infantile form, Spinocerebellar Ataxia 1, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis type 2, Multiple-system Atrophy, Fragile X Syndrome, Friedreich Ataxia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease, Choreo-acanthocytosis, Hallervorden-Spatz Disease, Dandy Walker Syndrome
Second Disease Area – RARE CANCERS:
Small non-cleaved cell lymphoma, Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Burkitt’s lymphoma, Central nervous system lymphoma- primary, Bone Cancer, Lynch cancer family syndrome 2, Metastatic squamous neck cancer with occult primary, Acinic cell carcinoma, Follicular lymphoma, Basal cell carcinoma- multiple, Adenosarcoma of the uterus, Fibrosarcoma, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Large B cell diffuse lymphoma, Acral lentiginous melanoma, Hodgkin lymphoma- childhood, Lymphoblastic lymphoma, Choriocarcinoma, Metastatic insulinoma, Acute monoblastic leukemia
Third Disease Area – RARE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES:
Autoimmune Hepatitis, Antisynthetase syndrome, Autoimmune myocarditis, Juvenile dermatomyositis, Churg-Strauss syndrome, Addison’s disease, Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Sjogren’s syndrome- juvenile- secondary to autoimmune disease, Berger Disease, Dianzani autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome, Vasculitis- autoimmune, Wegener’s granulomatosis, Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis, Allergic autoimmune thyroiditis, Autoimmune enteropathy, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS), Susac’s syndrome, Autoimmune oophoritis
RARE DISEASE FACTS
The following are just a few facts about the impact of rare diseases globally:
- There are roughly 7000 rare diseases and less than 5% have a treatment or cure
- Nearly 1 in every 10 people has a rare disease
- About 70% of rare diseases affect infants and children – most of whom will never make it past their teens
- In the US and the EU alone there are over 60 million people living with a rare disease
- Diagnosis of a rare disease typically takes 2-3 years, with an average of 2 or 3 misdiagnoses along that odyssey.
- Rare diseases are an enormous social and economic challenge for society and quite often, a rare diagnosis leaves families in financial despair
That’s why we need YOUR voice! The Rare Disease Community needs the power of communication and knowledge to make a difference in the health of all of our lives. Why all of our lives? Because by solving rare diseases, it gives knowledge and insight to more common diseases, which leads to better treatments for common diseases as well.
CheckOrphan gives everyone the opportunity to communicate what they are doing for the rare disease community by allowing them to submit news, videos, links, events and more. CheckOrphan is solely dedicated to promoting and informing the world about their needs and offering unique solutions that help them along their path to a cure and a better future for us all.
How Will RareIMPACT Funds Be Used?
CheckOrphan is a certified non-profit and we need your help to continue offering free information and expanding what we offer. Here is our commitment:
Thank you for being a part of the solution!