Lace up your shoes. Show your support.
October is Gaucher Awareness Month.
During the month of October, show your support for the Gaucher community by wearing green shoelaces. As a commonly overlooked disease, this will help promote awareness and unity in the fight against Gaucher, and most importantly, get people to notice this rare disease!
Gaucher disease is a rare inherited disorder caused by a deficiency in a particular enzyme. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 40,000 to 60,000 people in the general population have this disease. From bone pain and severe fatigue to life-threatening complications, it is challenging for patients and caregivers to cope with Gaucher. Learn more about Gaucher disease.
Take a photo of yourself wearing the green Gaucher shoelaces and upload it to the photo gallery.
You can also share it on Facebook or using the hashtag .
Not only will you be spreading awareness of Gaucher, a rare disease, but Genzyme will also make a donation to the National Gaucher Foundation on your behalf.
All participants who upload a photo are eligible to receive a special Steps Ahead calendar.
Lace up your shoes with your green Gaucher shoelaces. Take a photo of yourself wearing your newly laced shoes or bracelet. Upload it to the photo gallery.
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