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but what if you can't sweat?

The inability to sweat is just one of the symptoms
people with Fabry Disease suffer from.
This April we're raising awareness about this rare disease.
Break a sweat for Fabry.

Take the challenge

Help spread awareness.

Get your sweat on and
post your picture on social media.


Get your sweat on

Get up, run, play, dance, work out. Whatever gets you going.


Take a selfie

Capture your energy.
Let us see you break a sweat.


Share on social media

Use the hashtag #BreakASweatForFabry and add some sweat emojis 😅


Challenge your friends

Tag your friends and
challenge them to #BreakASweatForFabry

All around the globe people are taking the challenge.


For every diagnosed Fabry patient,
there are 10 more who don't know
about their condition. Yet.

What is Fabry Disease?

Fabry disease is a rare, genetic condition which is estimated to affect around 1 in 100,000 people.

Fabry patients lack an enzyme that's supposed to break down certain fats in the body.
As a result these fats continue to build up in body cells, causing damage to organs.

This leads to a range of symptoms, which vary from one person to another.

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Brain and nerves

  • Burning in hands and feet
  • Intolerance to heat/cold
  • Pain
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Stroke risk
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  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heart failure/attack risk
  • Enlarged heart
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  • Decreased kidney function
  • Kidney failure
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Eyes and ears

  • Cloud vision (cataracts)
  • Hearing loss (in children)
  • Ringing in ears
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  • Red/purple rash in lower abdomen
  • Sweating less than normal
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Gastro Intestinal

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Cramps
  • Bloating and frequent gas
  • Constipation
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  • Depression
  • Anxiety
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  • Cough/wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tiredness that is not relieved by rest or sleep
More about Fabry

Take the challenge.
Get your sweat on, take a picture, and share it.

Get involved

Download campaign material

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Printable posters

Spread awareness in your
area with these A3 posters.
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Social media pack

Break a sweat with this
profile pic and cover photo.
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Facebook frame

Update your profile picture
with a custom frame.

1 in 100,000 people suffer from Fabry Disease

Find peers nearby

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April is Fabry Awareness month.
A campaign by Fabry International Network.