The Ultragenyx Patient Day was held this past weekend at the company's Novato location. Rare disease patients from across the country gathered for a day of networking, family activities and the chance to connect and share with others. Fifty-five XLH families were in attendance and had an opportunity for a meet and greet with board members and our new executive director, Carol LaFleur.
President Bill Coogan reports that the food was plentiful, with Thai, Italian and Mexican food trucks, along with ice cream and gelato trucks and an additional buffet set-up. The featured band, always a last-minute surprise, was Smash Mouth. There were other activities for people of all ages and abilities, with approximately a thousand people in attendance, including patients, family members and employees of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical and Audentes Therapeutics (gene therapy company).
On behalf of the XLH community, the Network is grateful to Ultragenyx, Audentes and the people who worked so hard to make Patient Day a memorable experience.
You can see pictures at our official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/xlhnetwork/