Nearly 100 people donned zebra masks and attire during a Rare Disease Day “Show Our Stripes” gathering on Feb. 28 on Mercer Island’s Lid Park. Jill Hawkins welcomed the crowd along with Effie Parks, both moms of children with rare diseases. The city embraced the families and issued a proclamation for Rare Disease Day at the Feb. 16 city council meeting. On the business front, a host of local spots offered free zebra-striped masks. The zebra is the symbol for rare disease awareness. Photo courtesy of John Hamer

Nearly 100 people donned zebra masks and attire during a Rare Disease Day “Show Our Stripes” gathering on Feb. 28 on Mercer Island’s Lid Park. Jill Hawkins welcomed the crowd along with Effie Parks, both moms of children with rare diseases. The city embraced the families and issued a proclamation for Rare Disease Day at the Feb. 16 city council meeting. On the business front, a host of local spots offered free zebra-striped masks. The zebra is the symbol for rare disease awareness. Photo courtesy of John Hamer

Residents show their stripes on Rare Disease Day

  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:44am
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Nearly 100 people donned zebra masks and attire during a Rare Disease Day “Show Our Stripes” gathering on Feb. 28 on Mercer Island’s Lid Park. Jill Hawkins welcomed the crowd along with Effie Parks, both moms of children with rare diseases. The city embraced the families and issued a proclamation for Rare Disease Day at the Feb. 16 city council meeting. On the business front, a host of local spots offered free zebra-striped masks. The zebra is the symbol for rare disease awareness. Photo courtesy of John Hamer

The “Show Our Stripes” group captured by Sawyer Rizza’s drone.

The “Show Our Stripes” group captured by Sawyer Rizza’s drone.




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