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State Lawmakers to Co-Chair Pennsylvania Rare Disease Caucus


In honor of National Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28, State Reps. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) and Mark Longietti (D-Mercer), as well as State Sens. Judy Ward (R-Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon) and John Blake (D-Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe) will serve as co-chairs for Pennsylvania’s Rare Disease Caucus for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.

Toepel, Longietti, Ward and Blake will work with their colleagues to advocate for the estimated 1.2 million Pennsylvanians – more than half of them children – affected by a rare disease, which is any disease impacting fewer than 200,000 p...

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