What is Dare 2 Be Rare™?

Remember when you were a kid and your friend dared you to do something out of the ordinary? You may have felt a rush of adrenaline… maybe even a little bit of excitement. Dare 2 Be Rare™ will bring out the kid in you again.

Started by the iBellieve Foundation, the Dare 2 Be Rare™ campaign is raising awareness for Rare Disease and research funding for Mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II or Hunter Syndrome).

A #RareDar​e​​ is an extraordinary action—something you wouldn’t do everyday. Maybe it’s eating a glob of wasabi, quitting smoking or ​wearing a gorilla suit to work. ​

 

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How do I participate?

It’s simple. One person (the Daror) challenges another person or group (the Daree) to a #RareDare and the Daror commits to donating or fundraising if the Daree accepts. All dares must be completed within one month of the #RareDare being made. Don’t forget to keep the chain going – once you accept your dare, dare someone else and pass it on!

Get creative and take action – we #RareDare you!

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Create a Dare

Dare your friends, family, or colleagues on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #RareDare

Prove the Dare

ACCEPT and PROVE the #RareDare by posting a photo or video. Don’t forget to tag your Daror and use the hashtag #RareDare

Pass it On

Once you accept your dare, dare someone else. Keep the chain of dares going to help raise funds for Rare Disease.

Donate

When the Daree has completed the #RareDare, go to Dare2BeRare.com and donate the amount you pledged

I #RareDare you to…

Here are a few example #RareDares, but we encourage you to be creative in coming up with new #RareDares to challenge your friends, family and/or colleagues.

Food Dares

  • Eat 5 lbs of Wings
  • Do a juice cleanse
  • Eat a bug

Quit Dares

  • Quit smoking
  • Lose 5lbs
  • Stop drinking coffee

Activity Dares

  • Skydive
  • Do the worm/twerk
  • Polar dip

Style Dares

  • Grow a mullet
  • Wear a onesie to dinner
  • Don’t shave your legs

#RareDare Guidelines

In order to ensure we create a safe, fun environment for everyone who chooses to participate, please use good judgment when making and accepting dares, and be sure that your #RareDare:

  • Does not violate or encourage any illegal activity
  • Is not defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive
  • Does not promote discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group
  • Does not involving bullying or shaming
  • Does not involve the abuse of illegal or harmful substances
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Why Support Rare Diseases?

Rare disease doesn’t mean people are rarely affected. In fact, 350 million people worldwide suffer from rare diseases. If all of those people lived in one country, it would be the third most populous country in the world!

Despite the number of people diagnosed with a rare disease, they often have poor access to care and treatment. Rare disease organizations, including the iBellieve Foundation, lack funds to invest in research and drug development to support patients and families.  That’s why we need your help.

If all of the people with rare diseases lived in one country, it would be the world’s

3rd most populous country.

30%

of children with rare diseases will not live to see their 5th birthday

80%

of all rare disease patients are affected by approximately 350 rare diseases

FEBRUARY 28TH
is International Rare Disease Day

Mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II or Hunter syndrome) affects approximately 2000 people worldwide.

The iBellieve Foundation will donate a portion of the proceeds raised from the Dare 2 Be Rare™ campaign to these rare disease organizations.

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