Lace up your shoes. Show your support.
October is Gaucher Awareness Month.
During the month of October, show your support for the Gaucher community by wearing green shoelaces. As a commonly overlooked disease, this will help promote awareness and unity in the fight against Gaucher, and most importantly, get people to notice this rare disease!
Gaucher disease is a rare inherited disorder caused by a deficiency in a particular enzyme. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 40,000 to 60,000 people in the general population have this disease. From bone pain and severe fatigue to life-threatening complications, it is challenging for patients and caregivers to cope with Gaucher. Learn more about Gaucher disease.
Anyone can participle. Simply wear the green Gaucher laces throughout the month of October to publicly show your support for the Gaucher community.
Don't have the green laces? Request a pair now and we'll send some to you.
If your shoes don't use laces, you can still show your support by turning them into a bracelet.
Take a photo of yourself wearing the green Gaucher shoelaces and upload it to the photo gallery.
You can also share it on Facebook or .
Not only will you be spreading awareness of Gaucher, a rare disease, but Genzyme will also make a donation to the National Gaucher Foundation on your behalf.
Lace up your shoes with your green Gaucher shoelaces. Take a photo of yourself wearing your newly laced shoes or bracelet. Upload it to the photo gallery.
Need a pair of shoelaces? Get a pair now.