Why is the Aortic Dissection Awareness Day chosen to be held on September 19?
September became the aortic disease awareness month in USA already many years ago. Then, with no plan behind it at all, seventeen (17) scandinavian persons living with rare aortic diseases founded a public, nonprofit, jointly owned by all members, patient organization for patient advocacy together on September 19 in 2014 in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
So in 2015 the Aortic Dissection Awareness Day was for the first time celebrated in Scandinavia, in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
After that interest grew in other countries, and it was by many chosen to become the global awareness day for the rare disease Aortic Dissection and other realted aortic diseases like Aortic Aneurysm.
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