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Shire Supports Rare Disease Day 2010
Date:3/1/2010

e's investigational enzyme replacement treatment for Type 1 Gaucher disease, by February 28.

"For many patients and their families, the journey to a diagnosis and subsequent treatment can be a long, complicated process," said Sylvie Gregoire, President of Shire Human Genetic Therapies (HGT). "Shire is committed to enabling people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives - and for us, this includes improving access to information as well as providing much-needed treatment for rare diseases."

    Shire's Global Rare Disease Day Initiatives include:

    - Extending BraveCommunity.com (http://www.bravecommunity.com), its
    online resource center that aims to connect patients with each other and
    to provide important information about rare diseases.

    - Supporting the Global Genes Project (http://www.globalgenesproject.org)
    , a grassroots effort to use denim jeans to raise global awareness of
    rare genetic disorders.

    - Supporting its non-profit partners as they visit Capitol Hill to
    advocate for patients with rare diseases in Washington, D.C.,

    - Co-sponsoring with FEDER (Spanish Federation for Rare Diseases) the
    Annual Running Race for Rare Disease Day in Madrid, Spain.

    - Organizing a special walk on February 28th in Brazil to raise awareness
    of rare diseases in the country. It is expected that more than 20 patient
    organizations and their members will participate.


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