Rare Disease Week, 2014


You are invited to join RDLA and 200 rare disease advocates in Washington, DC for Rare Disease Day (Week), February 25 – 28, 2013.  Below is an overview of the events, registration will be coming soon.

Tuesday, February 25th:
8:15 am – 4:30 pm Legislative Conference 
National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

5:30 pm – 9:30 pm 4th Annual Rare Disease Day Documentary Screening & Cocktail Reception
Carnegie Institution of Science, 1530 P Street Northwest, Washington DC

Wednesday, February 26th:
7:00am -8:30 am Lobby Training Breakfast
Top of the Hill, Reserve Officers Association, One Constitution Avenue, NE, Washington DC

9:00 am – 5 pm Capitol Hill Meetings with Members of Congress & Congressional Staff

Thursday, February 27th
9:00 am – 5 pm State Delegation Hill Meetings (Optional) Advocates drop by Congressional Offices and attend meetings on behalf of advocates who are too sick or unable to come to DC

TBD, Rare Disease Congressional Caucus Briefing

Friday, February 28th:
RDD@NIH Rare Disease Day at the National Institutes of Health – 2014 event information & registration coming soon

All events are free and open to the public, registration coming soon.

Hotel Room Block: Dupont Circle, on the Red Metro line:
Embassy Row Hotel2015 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington DC
$149/night single $169/night double + 14% DC Tax    Click Here to book your hotel ! or Call (202) 939-4208 & ask for the EveryLife Foundation Room Block
Complimentary internet in guest rooms, Complimentary breakfast
There are a limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate.  Discounted rates expire on Monday, February 3rd.

Click Here to watch the video presentations from last year’s Legislative Conference 

If you can’t join us in DC, please stay tuned for ways to share your personal story with Congress. 

Help Grow the Rare Disease Congressional Caucus

Take Action . Rare Disease Legislative Advocates at 10.56.06 AM

The Rare Disease Congressional Caucus will help bring public and Congressional awareness to the unique needs of the rare disease community – patients, physicians, scientists, and industry, and create opportunities to address roadblocks in access to and development of crucial treatments.  The Caucus will give a permanent voice to the rare disease community on Capitol Hill.  Working together, we can find solutions that turn hope into treatments.

The screen shot above shows what happens when you fill in the little text box with information about your disease.  The rest is automatically generated.

Please take 3 minutes to ask your Member of Congress to join the Rare Disease Caucus at http://bit.ly/RareAlert.

English: Capitol Hill

English: Capitol Hill (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s easy – the Action Center has a draft letter that will automatically be sent to your Member of Congress – just put in your name and address & click send.  We also encourage you to personalize the letter to share information about your specific disease.  If your Congress Member is already on the Caucus, the letter will automatically populate as a thank you letter instead – these are just as important to send!

It can take up to 10 letters from constituents for a Member to respond so please share this Action Alert with your friends, family, facebook groups, Twitter, blogs & colleagues.

Join our Facebook event & invite your friends:   http://on.fb.me/17Mlpj

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