Hello Friends and Family,
Thank you for visiting our Fundraising Page. It’s that time … Mom and I are doing two walks again this year – one in LA/OC and this one in San Diego. We’re getting a bit of a late start this year, partly due to personal commitments and partly due to the work we’ve been doing for the Scleroderma Foundation. (My mom, Bonnie, does all of the SoCal Chapter posting for walk registrations and donations, and Kelly is now the San Diego Chapter President and Executive Director). So, as they say, better late than never! Once again, we’re asking that you please join us in our Annual Scleroderma Walkathon – Walk for Cure 2012.
We would love for you to join us by providing support in any way that best fits with your current situation:
1) Join us for the walk. It’s Sunday, June 24th at Shelter Island (Registration begins at 8:30am, Walk begins at 10am). Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for kids 6-12, free for kids under 6 (includes t-shirt). To REGISTER ONLINE, click on this link www.firstgiving.com/scl-sandiego/walk2012 , click the "join now" button and be sure to select Team Kelly and Bonnie.
The Walk is going to be a great, Family Fun Day with a bouncehouse and facepainting for the kids along with DJ and fabulous raffle prizes.
2) Make a monetary, tax deductible donation – no amount is too small … $15, $25, $50 or more …
a. On-line by clicking on the “DONATE” button
b. Send a check payable to SFGSD (Scleroderma Foundation, Greater San Diego Chapter) to Kelly Davidson, 12647 Cherrywood St, Poway, CA 92064
3) Say a prayer for Mom and all patients and families affected by scleroderma.
We want to assure you that your contributions truly make a difference in the lives of those suffering from scleroderma. In addition to research for the cause and cure of scleroderma, funding is also used to provide support for the newly diagnosed via a new First Contact Program. Since scleroderma is such a rare disease, often times, patients go undiagnosed for months or even years; and then even when diagnosed, they are challenged with finding the care and support they so desperately need. We are also excited about promoting a bill in both the House and Senate, the “Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act”, H.R. 1672 and S. 649. This not only promotes research for a cure, but also treatments and better evaluation techniques as well as an awareness campaign highlighting disease symptoms, prevalence, related conditions and the importance of early diagnosis.
Thank you so much for your support. It truly makes a difference!
Kelly and Bonnie
You can view our Walk for Cure videos about Why We Walk: www.walkforcure.org/videos/kelly-walks-for-scleroderma-san-diego/ and www.walkforcure.org/videos/josephine-walks-for-josephine-and-bonnie-walk-for-many-many-reasons/
Scleroderma is a chronic, auto-immune disease for which there is no cure; the cause is still unknown. Symptoms vary from mild to life threatening and can be in the form of stiff and deformed hands, gastrointestinal and/or lung involvement, to extreme fatigue and chronic pain. For more information about the disease, please take a few minutes to view the following video at: www.scleroderma.org/videos/aboutus.asx
Many thanks for your support -- and please forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!