Peter Frampton To Be Honored For Work For Rare Disease Community

The National Organization for Rare Disorders has announced the 2020 Rare Impact Award honorees.

The honorees include Peter Frampton for his outstanding work for the rare disease community.

The Grammy Award-winning guitarist was diagnosed last year with inclusion body myositis, a rare degenerative muscular disease. He is an advocate for The Myositis Association.

The rare disease is feared to threaten his ability to play guitar.

A Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Janet Woodcock, Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

The Abbey S. Meyers Leadership Award goes to NORD’s Rare Cancer Coalition.

An annual event, the Rare Impact Awards program is hosted by NORD, the leading independent advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of patients and families impacted by rare diseases.

This year’s Rare Impact Awards program will take place at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on May 15.

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