Time & Location
May 18, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
History Colorado Center , Denver, CO, USA
About the Event
At this Rare Disease Leadership Tour sponsored by The Everylife Foundation and Global Genes, T.E.A.M. 4 Travis was honored to have our logo featured on the Welcome Poster! During the day, Board Members Alicia Torres and Allison (D'Ambrosio) Bones learned so much about Rare Disease Advocacy. Everylife's Executive Director Mark Dant shared his very personal and powerful story of how he and his wife Jeanne refused to accept their son Ryan's diagnosis (and potential death sentence). They started The Ryan Foundation and to date, have raised over $3 million dollars for clinical trials and treatment for Ryan's rare disease MPS-1, saving not only Ryan's life but hundreds of other children. We also heard from Ashley Yee of Global Genes on how to effectively tell your rare disease story. Finally, we picked up some great tips from Mayo Clinic Social Media Network Director Lee Aase on creating a strong social media presence.