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On Monday, February 29, 2016, Delaware HOSA-

Future Health Professionals and Nemours Alfred

I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE

cosponsored a competitive event to encourage

student engagement and to support policies

and practices that facilitate research, encourage

innovation, and advance awareness and

understanding of rare diseases. Student teams

from nine Delaware schools prepared a visual

display about a rare disease, their research efforts,

and a proposed cure/treatment or way to improve

quality of life related to the condition. It was a

great success!

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of

February each year.