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Latest Scleroderma Foundation Stories

2012-02-29 08:03:00

Funds Three Key Scleroderma Research Projects DANVERS, Mass., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Defense announced that it will fund three important scleroderma research projects as part of its Fiscal Year 2011 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program. The following investigators have been awarded grant funding: Sandeep Agarwal, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. Robert...

2012-02-03 14:00:00

National Congressional Call-in Day Wednesday, Feb. 8 DANVERS, Mass., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation unveiled a unique awareness campaign today with the help of OrgSpring, an online technology firm that helps nonprofit organizations build and maintain relationships with supporters. Through the campaign, people living with scleroderma, their family members, friends and others are urged to change their Facebook Profile Timeline cover images in...

2012-02-01 12:00:00

Eight Researchers Receive Grant Funding DANVERS, Mass., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation's commitment to fund research remains strong despite the continued difficult economic climate. At a time when many organizations and government agencies are cutting back on vital research funding, the Board of Directors unanimously voted to increase the Foundation's research funding from the budgeted $1 million to $1.2 million for 2012. The Foundation...

2011-08-19 12:00:00

Dinesh Khanna, M.D., M.Sc., Honored at Annual Banquet in San Francisco DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation named Dinesh Khanna, M.D., M.Sc., its 2011 Doctor of the Year during this year's National Patient Education Conference held last month in San Francisco. 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...

2011-08-12 12:30:00

LAKE STEVENS, Wash., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ryan Roy, of Bellingham, Wash., only has been doing triathlons for two years. In 2010, he completed three races at sprint and Olympic distances. For 2011, in addition to competing in sprint and Olympic triathlons, and his first half marathon in Seattle, Ryan will race Sunday in his first Ironman competition while battling for a cause that means a lot to him and his family. On Sunday, Aug. 14, Ryan will battle the Ironman 70.3...

2011-07-05 10:00:00

Building a "Bridge to Hope" in San Francisco July 8-10 DANVERS, Mass., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 600 people are anticipated to visit the heart of San Francisco Friday, July 8, through Sunday, July 10, for the Scleroderma Foundation's 13th Annual National Patient Education Conference. Patients, family members, caregivers, doctors and other health care professionals representing 40 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico will converge at the Hilton San...

2011-05-31 12:00:00

Going Social to Spread the Word in 2011 DANVERS, Mass., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June is Scleroderma Awareness Month, and you can become an advocate for the Scleroderma Foundation by raising awareness and teaching others about this chronic, connective tissue disease. This month, join our 23 chapters and more than 145 support groups, as we work to spread the word about this devastating disease. Teaming up with the Scleroderma Foundation in 2011 to spread awareness in the...

2010-09-30 12:42:00

DANVERS, Mass., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation applauds the U.S. House of Representatives today for the passage of the Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act (H.R. 2408), introduced last March by Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) and Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI). This bipartisan legislation gives hope to the estimated 300,000 Americans and their families living with this devastating disease. Scleroderma is a chronic and disabling connective tissue disorder resulting from...

2010-08-18 14:00:00

Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for the Scleroderma Foundation, Southern California Chapter LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2nd Annual "Fight for Lexi" Charity Golf Tournament takes place on Monday, August 23, 2010 at the Dove Canyon County Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Scleroderma Foundation/ Southern California Chapter. The event kicks off with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m., and will be followed by a silent auction and awards dinner. The event...

2010-06-21 08:00:00

DALLAS, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation's Texas Bluebonnet Chapter is pleased to announce its third annual Dallas/Fort Worth "Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma" walk-a-thon to benefit the programs and services of the chapter and to help fund medical research aimed at finding the cause and cure for scleroderma, a little-known but devastating autoimmune disease. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Collin Creek Mall in Plano, TX, and...