We are inviting walkers and runners from Las Vegas and beyond to come together for an inspiring virtual 5K or 1-mile walk to celebrate World Rare Disease Month!
The Vegas Cares About Rare event is scheduled on February 12, 2022, to coincide with World Rare Disease Month, raising awareness to the millions of people affected by a rare disease. During the entire month of February leading up to the event, we will be sharing stories and videos of these amazing children, their siblings and their families. We will be encouraging race participants to post their photos, experiences, and results on social media to spread awareness and happiness using #VegasRare5K. All participants will receive our custom medal, racing bib and shirt.
Now, more than ever, our local kids affected by rare diseases need our help. This event has historically been our largest fundraising event each year. Your participation in this event translates to much-needed funding to help us continue to provide medical and therapy equipment, educational scholarships, and family support.
Don't want to register but still want to donate? Every contribution, no matter how large or small, will make a difference.
Show your support for Childhood Rare Disease Awareness and cheer our special VIP children affected by rare diseases at our 5th Annual 5K and 1M run supporting The Little Miss Hannah Foundation (LMHF). The organization's mission is to help enhance the quality of life for young children diagnosed with rare, life-limiting, or undiagnosed complex medical needs, as well as children who have been placed in hospice or palliative care. The foundation also gives parents the necessary tools and financial assistance to empower them to meet their child’s unique medical and lifestyle needs, as well as provide support resources and special attention for their other children. We also work to provide support groups for all members of the family by providing fun, family-focused and sibling-focused events and activities.
Did you know:
- There are over 7,000 rare diseases in the world
- Rare disease affects 1 in 10 Americans
- More than 50% of rare diseases affect children
- 30% of children diagnosed with rare and genetic disorders don't live to see their 3rd birthday
- 55% of families will incur direct medical expenses not covered by insurance.
Many times, families affected by rare disease struggle to obtain expensive medical and therapy equipment designed to provide safety to these children and to improve the quality of their lives. The Little Miss Hannah Foundation provides this equipment at no cost to the families to enhance the quality of life of their children. Meet some of our special kids at our event!