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Rare Disease Event: DENIM Dash 5k Run/Walk

February 4, 2015

Starting Saturday, March 21 through Sunday, March 29 2015, supporters from all over the nation will run/walk 3.1 miles to make a difference for Rare Disease. The 1st Annual DENIM Dash 5k Run/Walk for Rare Disease is a virtual race, so you have the flexibility to participate wherever, whenever is most convenient for you!  Run/walk anytime between March 21-29 and raise awareness and funds to support families affected by rare disease. Register today! It’s that easy!

The DENIM Dash was created through collaborative efforts between Orphan Drug Solutions and Global Genes as a way to ensure that anyone, anywhere, can participate and show their support, raise awareness for patients, family and friends of the Rare Disease Community, while also helping to enrich and sustain the educational programs created by Global Genes!

Tips & Ideas for Your Virtual Run/Walk

Use different apps like Google Maps, Map My Run, Nike Running, etc., to determine a 3.1 mile route near you. You can do this in a group, with a friend or by yourself at the gym. Then, you can share your 5k completed course (or along the way!) with your friends, family, and other members of the Rare Disease Community through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine by using #DenimDash2015! Can’t run 3.1 miles? No problem! The best part about the virtual 5k is that you can walk, run, ride, or even skip as long or short of a distance as you want! All you have to do is register here ! (Must register by 3/6/15 to receive a race t-shirt)


Maximize your fundraising impact! Ask your friends and family to sponsor your run/walk! Ask them to donate per mile or to donate a flat amount for the total race. Please also keep in mind that there’s no set amount for sponsorship, so your friends and family can sponsor you at any level that’s feasible for them. You can also choose to pay more than the $35 registration fee as an extra donation!

Once you register, you will receive a race packet. Included in the packet will be:

•   Race T-Shirt (must register by 3/6/15 to receive t-shirt)

•   Race Bib & safety pins

•   Blue Genes Denim Ribbon to wear on your shirt.

Please join us in this incredible opportunity to raise awareness for those you are dashing for, all while supporting the educational resources created by Global Genes.

Social Media

Twitter: @globalgenes & @orphandrugsol

Fackbook: Global Genes, Orphan Drug Solutions & the 1st Annual DENIM Dash 5k Run/Walk for Rare Disease.

By using #DenimDash2015 on any social media platform, you’ll be able to share your experience and story with all of the other awesome DENIM Dashers!

“Denim Dash 5k Run/Walk for Rare Disease Logo” courtesy of Orphan Drug Solutions and Global Genes.

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