Rare Diseases South Africa, in conjunction with Genetic Alliance South Africa, are supporting those affected by rare diseases or at risk of genetic disorders by hosting a Denim Walk.
The ‘Denim Walk’ is aimed at increasing the visibility of rare diseases and congenital disorders among the public and connecting the community, patients, their families, and support groups, to raise funds and awareness for both causes.
The event is taking place on 23 February 2019 at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens to raise funds and awareness for International Rare Disease Day and World Birth Defects Day on 28 February and 3 March respectively.
The day kicks off at 11am with the option of a run or walk on either the shorter wheelchair-friendly route, or the longer hiking trail.
Participants are encouraged to stay after the walk and relax in the picnic area. A market, including arts and crafts stalls and food stands will offer visitors an area to enjoy the outdoors, indulge in a culinary spread and browse an array of collectables.
Tickets are available from the Rare Diseases South Africa website, costing adults R100 per entry and R50 for children under 12. For kids under six, entrance is free of charge.
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*Tickets are non-refundable due to the fundraising nature of this event