Joan Brosnan at the launch of Rare Disease Day 2009
International Rare Disease Day took place on Saturday 28th February 2009, and to launch the week two young members Josh Dillon (from Muscular Dystrophy Ireland) and Alison Hyland (from Debra Ireland) attended a photoshoot along with Joan Brosan Walsh
(who played Mags in Fair City), who has since sadly passed away after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.