We produce a weekly blog to share what we’ve been up to, stories from the rare disease world, interesting info on our projects, and more.
Every week we put our fingertips to keyboards to bring you, our community, stories of what we’ve been up to, things we’ve found interesting, and updates from our projects. Released every Friday, our blog is also regularly written by guests who openly share their experiences. We hope you enjoy reading our little instalments!
If you would like to share your own story on our blog, please contact Taryn, our Communications Officer: [email protected]
This week’s blog features another of the fantastic entries we received to our 2018 Student Voice essay competition. Here, Sarah-Ethel (Sally) Justus from Harvard Medical School explores what future doctors can learn from rare disease patients. When Elizabeth, a...read more
This week’s blog continues our “Meet the team” series, introducing our brilliant fundraisers to the Findacure community. On 28th April, Alan Blackham will be taking on a huge challenge to raise money for Findacure – running the 2019 London Marathon! Please read his...read more
This week's blog features another of the fantastic entries we received to our 2018 Student Voice essay competition. Here, Anna-Lucia Koerling from the University of Cambridge compares the diagnosis and delivery of treatments for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis between...read more
In this week’s blog Rick tells us all about his day-long visit to the Eurordis Winter School in Paris, where he gave a talk on drug repurposing as a strategy for rare disease patients.read more
On Wednesday 27th February 2019 we held the Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference at the Royal College of Nursing in London. As our sixth annual conference, we were keen to make this year's event the best yet, and we were delighted that over 110 people from...read more
What happens when you combine 10,000 runners and 13.1 miles of closed road in Cambridge? The Cambridge Half Marathon, of course! In today’s blog, we are celebrating the fantastic achievements of our six runners who completed the challenge last weekend. After an early...read more
Determination, open-mindedness, curiosity and communication: What future doctors could learn from patients with rare diseases.
With yesterday's Rare Disease Day featuring the publication of our 2018 essay competition winner, we are taking the opportunity to share another of our fantastic entries in our blog today. This essay focuses on what future doctors can learn from rare disease patients...read more
13.1 miles, or 21.1 kilometres, is a long way to run. So long, in fact, that people will take an estimated 15,600 to 22,300 steps to run the distance. That’s a lot of steps. Despite this imposing physical challenge, six fantastic Findacure fundraisers have decided to...read more
For those in the field, answering some of life’s most challenging medical questions is at the forefront each and every day. On February 28, organizations and advocates observe Rare Disease Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of rare diseases worldwide. The day...read more
Rare Disease Day is less than three weeks away, which means there’s only one thing on our Event Manager, Mary Rose’s mind – the Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference! In the lead up to what promises to be a fantastic day, we thought, in this week’s blog, we’d give you a sneak peek at what the day has in store and the wonderful speakers who will be joining us.read more
The impact of rare diseases go far beyond the physical – they have a significant mental and social impact too. But, in the quest to find treatments and address medical issues, these other areas are often forgotten about, pushed aside, and de-prioritised, leaving...read more
There's just over one month until the biggest day in the rare disease calendar: international Rare Disease Day! As the excitement builds, we at Findacure have taken a moment to reflect on why we love this celebration of all things rare. And if you're looking to mark...read more