There's a saying, "when you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras." The idea is that we should look for the simplest explanation for things. But for people with rare diseases, that simple explanation doesn't cut it. That's why the zebra has become a symbol for rare diseases.

But did you know ... 
A group of zebras is called ... get this ... 

a dazzle!

So when we get together, we literally dazzle4rare!

What is Dazzle4Rare?

Founded in 2016 by Kimberly Thomas Tague, #Dazzle4Rare is an awareness campaign held annually during the last week of August. Individuals and organizations representing the undiagnosed and rare disease community sign up to share not only their own disease information but messaging from the other co-hosts, as well. By amplifying each other's voices, we are able to raise greater awareness, and extend our reach to those in need.

Who's Dazzling?

In 2022, our Dazzle4Rare Co-Hosts included:
Angelina Cask Neurological Research Foundation - ACNRFCURED FoundationNCBRS Worldwide Foundation -
Action for MdDs UKDiagnosed with DestinyPIP - UK Poland Syndrome Support
Addison's Disease Self Help GroupFloat Like a ButtahflyRare Disease Connection
Alex TLC - The Leukodystrophy CharityFlutters and StruttersRare Patient Voice
Ataxia and MeGastroparesis: Fighting for ChangeRare Revolution Magazine
ausEE Inc.Gynecological Cancer Social Media - GYNCSMRare Special Powers
Beacon for Rare DiseasesHashimoto’s Encephalopathy/SREAT & Seronegative Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance - HESARare Youth Revolution
Cambridge Rare Disease Network - CRDNInternational Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis (AiArthritis)Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA)
Caring Hands Sarcoidosis FoundationInternational Pain FoundationUnited Advocacy Australia
Central Pain Nerve Center #TheIntractablesMale Lupus Warriors NonProfit Corporation -United Porphyrias Association

What's Happening?

Participants are encouraged to dazzle in any & every way! Some past events have included Facebook and Instagram Live chats, Twitter chats, special blog posts, columns, articles, podcasts ... anything you can do to raise awareness - just include #dazzle4rare so we can share your work too!

Join Us!

Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, & Twitter all at @dazzle4rare or #dazzle4rare
And visit the main Dazzle4Rare website at dazzle4rare.net

Questions? Contact me at kerry@dazzle4rare.net or D4R at info@dazzle4rare.net.