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Cycle For Rare: IORD’s Bikeathon, Walkathon for Rare Disease Draws Huge Response

Last February 26th, participants of young and old, came together for a common cause - making a difference in the lives of those affected by rare diseases.

Hosted by Indian Organization for Rare Disease (IORD) in association with the Government of Telangana, the awareness Bikeathon and Walkathon attracted a large turnout, with people lining the streets to show support for the cause.

Some event highlights include:

  • The youngest Bikeathon participant was Korukonda lyosha, aged only eight years.

  • The oldest walkathon participant was Subhash Pande, aged 76 years

  • Both were felicitated at the Bikeathon │ Walkathon │ For Rare

  • Shri Jayesh Ranjan (IAS), Principal Secretary, I&C, ITE&C flagged off the bikeathon & walkathon

  • The theme for this year is ‘Show Your Stripes and Share Your Colours

The event was held to commemorate World Rare Disease Day 2023 (February 28) - a day in observance to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families.

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