Two-Time Tony Nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega Urges the Hispanic Community to Learn About Marfan Syndrome

Daphne-Rubin-VegaPort Washington, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega is speaking out for the National Marfan Foundation (, urging the Hispanic community to learn about Marfan syndrome, a life-threatening genetic disorder that affects one in 5,000 men and women of every race and ethnicity. Tragically, experts estimate that nearly half of the people who have Marfan syndrome don’t know it. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, they are at high risk for aortic dissection and sudden death. Daphne, who is well-known for the role of Mimi she originated in Broadway’s RENT – and for which she was nominated for a Tony Award – knows too well about the dangers of Marfan syndrome. More >>>