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  • Dance , Music
    • Sunday, 28 February 2021, 08:00
  • Online

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Our Voice for Rare Diseases is a fundraising and awareness-raising event, which brings together members of our school community in support of the research on rare diseases.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have modified our fifth edition to ensure that all our participants can safely take part while still putting their creativity and artistic talents at the service of this important cause. Our Voice Digital 2021 will thus take audiences through virtual performances by a number of performing artists. These include:

  • A percussion concert featuring Year 3 students
  • A xylophone recital by Year 6 musicians
  • Dance performances by our Year 7 dancers, and
  • A violin concerto by an award-winning Secondary School violinist

Watch the video of their performances and help support research on rare diseases by making a donation. Proceeds raised will go to Orphanet, the portal for rare diseases in the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG).

Would you like to support our students' efforts by making a donation in support of research on rare diseases?

You can make a donation by bank transfer to our Parent-Teacher Association (see bank details below) by mentioning "Our Voice for Rare Diseases 2021 Donation" in the transfer details. Our PTA has kindly offered to gather all donations and transfer these on to Orphanet.

Bank: UBS
Account: Association des Parents Professeurs de l'Ecole Internationale de Genève
IBAN: CH17 0024 0240 2106 9500 F
BIC: UBSWCHZH80A

What is a rare disease?

A rare disease is defined as a condition that affects less than 1 in 2000 people and requires special combined efforts to manage it. There are over 7000 listed diseases. Rare disease research is crucial to provide patients with the answers and solutions they need, be they as concerns treatment, a possible cure or improved care. On 28 February - Rare Disease Day - we will join the thousands of people from all over the world who come together to advocate for more research on rare diseases. 

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