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400K

An estimated 400,000 Americans are currently living with MS.

Source: NINDS

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During parts of the pandemic, more than a third of American adults reported having symptoms of anxiety.

Source: US Census Bureau

1/5

In 2020, 1 in 5 adults experienced a mental illness, but less than half of them received treatment for it.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

7K

There are about 7,000 known rare diseases, but only a few have treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Source: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Less than a quarter of children ages 6 to 17 get 60 minutes of exercise each day.

Source: CDC

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

Source: CDC

Only about 3 people out of a million are diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis each year.

Source: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

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People with underlying conditions are at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

25M

In the United States, nearly 25 million people have asthma, of which 5.5 million are children.

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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