International Rare Diseases Day 2016 will be held February 29, 2016, a rare day indeed! The objective of this exceptional day is to raise awareness of rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. The year 2016 will mark the 9th edition of this movement driven by patients. Thousands of events will be organized on 5 continents to enable all people living with rare diseases and their families around the world to take part. For this purpose, EURORDIS, has launched the new RareDiseaseDay.org website. If you go to this website, you can discover more about the theme of International Rare Disease Day 2016 “the patient’s voice,” and its slogan “joins us in making the voice of rare diseases heard,” but you can also see how you can participate in this unique day.