Rare Disease Day

February 29th is Rare Disease Day. Because the rarest day of the year seemed particularly suitable to draw attention to the topic and those affected. In non-leap years, the day is brought forward to February 28th. The Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation supports various organizations that want to help children with rare diseases.

For example, we support Kinderherzen e.V., who want to give children with congenital heart defects the chance of a carefree life with the help of early treatment and operations.
The Care-for-Rare Foundation supports the development of new therapies, primarily through research, and enables further training for doctors and scientists in order to spare those affected and their parents misdiagnosis or an odyssey from doctor to doctor.
Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe finances operations in the poorest countries in the world to help children with cleft lip and palate. They work together with local doctors and enable the establishment of independent medical structures. To date, the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation has funded projects in Tajikistan, Bangladesh and Somalia.
Of around 780,000 children born in Germany each year, around 160 are born with an esophageal malformation. The Erika Reinhardt Foundation is committed to high-quality medical care for these young patients.
To find out more about our support of kinderherzen e.V. and Care-for-Rare Foundation, please follow:  Rare diseases in children | Eva Mayr-Stihl Stiftung (eva-mayr-stihl-stiftung.de).


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In the Hauner Children's Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, rare diseases of children are researched and treated.
(c) Photo: Verena Müller / Care-for-Rare Foundation