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ABOUT THE

changing

the narrative

SO NO PATIENT IS LEFT BEHIND

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JOIN THE FIGHT

because

#RareIsntRare

There are at least 400 forms of cancer. 380 are considered “rare.”

In 2019, nearly 1 in 3 new cancer diagnoses were rare – about 550,000 Americans.

RARE CANCER PATIENTS

remain neglected

From 2012 to 2016, 75% of clinical trials did not specifically include any rare cancers.

As of 2018, 79% of cancer patients lacking approved targeted therapy have a rare cancer.

#RareIsntRare

"ALL #ChildhoodCancers are considered "rare". We can & must do better - every child deserves access to life-saving #therapies! SHARE the #RareIsntRare campaign to #advocate & let the world know that we will no longer accept death sentences for our children."

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social media

campaign

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#RareIsntRare

  • Twitter

Sample Tweets and Social Posts

Amplify the campaign by posting your support along with a picture of your bracelet because #RareIsntRare.

  • Today I’m wearing my support for the @SHEPHERDFound #RareIsntRare Campaign. Join me in demanding #equity for all #RareCancer #patients.

  • Did you know all #ChildhoodCancers are considered #RareCancers? They all deserve better. Join the @SHEPHERDFound #RareIsntRare campaign to change the system.

  • Survival shouldn't be determined by skin color, age, zip code, income, circumstance, or specific #cancer #diagnosis. Join the @SHEPHERDFound #RareIsntRare campaign to rethink #HealthJustice & elevate the voices of neglected & underserved #patient communities.

  • Every patient deserves the right to live - regardless of their diagnosis.  Support the @SHEPHERDFound #RareIsntRare campaign to change the narrative around #RareCancers - so that no patient is left to die.

  • All patients deserve access to life-saving therapies, resources and funding. Join me in supporting the @SHEPHERDFound #RareIsntRare campaign to amplify the voices of the #RareCancer community.

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