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Latest Scleroderma Foundation Stories

2013-08-14 12:27:16

Organization Honors Mary Blades' Service to the Scleroderma Community DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation recently honored a Missouri resident with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Mary Blades, of Springfield, has served as president of the Missouri Chapter for eight years. She also sits on the organization's National Board of Directors and its Advocacy Committee. Through the years, Blades has dedicated herself at both the local and...

2013-08-13 12:26:53

Annual Awards Recognize Dedication and Commitment to Rare Disease Population DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation named Sergio A. Jimenez, M.D., its 2013 Doctor of the Year. The award recognizes a skilled physician or researcher for his or her involvement within the Foundation, and for helping provide guidance and support to the organization's patient population. Dr. Jimenez has devoted nearly four decades to the treatment of patients with...

2013-07-22 12:26:22

Life-Changing Opportunity for Individuals with Rare Autoimmune Condition DANVERS, Mass., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 500 people are expected in Atlanta Friday, July 26, through Sunday, July 28, for the Scleroderma Foundation's 15th Annual National Patient Education Conference. Patients, family members, caregivers, doctors and other health care professionals from the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe and Australia will meet at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta for...

2013-04-17 16:26:01

BINGHAMTON, N.Y., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the Northeast, an early jump into spring is preferred. For many with scleroderma, this time of year brings some welcome relief from the cold, which makes this disease even harder to cope with. The Scleroderma Foundation and its Tri-State Chapter are taking a different kind of early jump; an early jump into our June Scleroderma Awareness Month efforts. A special program is allowing us to get our message out to millions through a...

2012-09-28 10:22:48

Support for People in Nebraska, Iowa and Eastern South Dakota DANVERS, Mass., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation announced today that it has chartered a new chapter to help people living with scleroderma in the states of Iowa, Nebraska and eastern South Dakota. This means more support for individuals with the debilitating autoimmune illness in the central United States. The Scleroderma Foundation, Heartland Chapter is the Foundation's 24th chapter. It...

2012-06-12 02:24:44

Local Foundation plans Walk for Cure SAN DIEGO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders has released a proclamation declaring that June is Scleroderma Awareness Month. Local leadership is working with the Scleroderma Foundation, Greater San Diego Chapter, to bring awareness and attention to this often debilitating disease. The Scleroderma Foundation hopes to raise funds to support research, awareness, and education about the disease during its annual...

2012-05-30 10:24:56

Key Peptide that Blocks Skin, Lung Fibrosis Could Improve Mortality Rates DANVERS, Mass., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A member of the Scleroderma Foundation's Board of Directors has led a team of researchers who have identified a peptide that can block fibrosis of the skin and lungs, according to a report published today. "Lung fibrosis currently is the number one cause of death in patients with scleroderma," said the report's senior author Carol A. Feghali-Bostwick, Ph.D....

2012-05-22 14:21:08

Greater San Diego Chapter of Scleroderma Foundation Helps Launch Unique Video Campaign SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diegans now have a national voice in raising awareness of scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease. Through the "Walk for Cure" video awareness campaign, scleroderma supporters can share their personal reasons for taking part in Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walks via video messages. Some messages will be inspirational, some touching, some...

2012-05-01 06:27:08

Cycling Across America to Raise Scleroderma Awareness and Research Funds DANVERS, Mass., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two-year-old Wade Dauberman will do everything he can to raise awareness of scleroderma, a rare disease that took the life of his father two years ago. Wade begins the bike ride of a lifetime on Sunday, May 6. He leaves the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) the day after graduation and embarks on a 4,700-mile solo bike trek across the United...

2012-04-04 10:26:26

"Walk for Cure" Empowers Autoimmune Disease Community DANVERS, Mass., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "Walk for Cure" Video Awareness campaign launches today to support the Scleroderma Foundation and its signature fundraising and awareness event, "Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma." This multichannel media campaign hopes to spread more awareness about scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease. WALKFORCURE.ORG is a video sharing website featuring a wall of scleroderma...