|Unite Against Scleroderma Event Scheduled For May 5th, 2013|
|Monday, 25 March 2013 21:16|
Scleroderma is a rare, autoimmune, connective tissue disease characterized by the overproduction of collagen, which results in the thickening and hardening of the underlying connective tissues which support the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs such as the heart, lungs, and kidneys. It can limit a patient’s range of motion and ability to perform simple daily tasks due to fatigue, and the pain, swelling, and inflammation of the joints. With organ involvement, life can become particularly more challenging and life-threatening. There is no known cure for Scleroderma.
For our third year, the Scleroderma Care Foundation will be hosting its “Unite Against Scleroderma” Awareness Walk. Scheduled to start from 3:00pm, the Walk would be held on Sunday May 5th 2013 and cover one full lap around the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. The Walk aims to raise the profile of Scleroderma in the public consciousness - aligned with our ongoing mission to assist Scleroderma patients, their families, and respective communities through mutual social and financial support, educational initiatives, the stimulation of research, and bringing forth a greater awareness of Scleroderma.
We would really like to encourage each of you to come out and join us on the day. Bring your family, children, co-workers and friends and walk with us on May 5th. T-shirts, Scleroderma silicone bands, and pins would also be on sale. All registered participants receive an event branded t-shirt as well.
Click here to see some highlights from last year’s Walk, and join us on Facebook to continue the discussion and get further updates as we near the day. We do look forward to seeing you there.