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Stepping Out To Cure Scleroderma Walk/Run San Jose San Jose, California
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Let's Cure Scleroderma!!

Thank you for visiting my Personal Fundraising Page where I have a chance to personally raise funds to help find a cure for this horrid disease.  You can learn more about this event at, and choose "Inaugural ...Walk/Run".  If you cannot participate by joining the team and walking, running or participating in the silent auction, you can still donate directly to the cause.  Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure.  It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to my fundraising efforts.  Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate, too!

Many of you have followed my battle with this debilitating disease over the last two years.  Many of you don't even know that experts in the field were fearing for my life just last year.  I am sorry you are learning about it here.  It was very private but needed to become public to help raise awareness and help me and my family survive.  It has been a scary rollercoaster ride, but thanks to a wonderful team of doctors and healthcare professionals, and support and prayers from amazing family and friends, I am still here able to walk and fight for everyone afflicted like me. 

 Scleroderma is a chronic, often progressive autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissue. The disease, which literally means "hard skin", can cause thickening and tightening of the skin as well as serious damage to internal organs. It occurs 3 to 4 times more often in women than men, and affects children. 15% of people with this disease develop an aggressive form of diffuse systemic sclerosis, a very severe & life threatening manifestation.  Regardless of the form, it is at best a life changing diagnosis with no known cause or cure and at worst one which will take a life within a few years.

For more info please visit & to learn more.

There is good quality research happening but it takes substantial amounts of money to fund this research.  Scleroderma is not as well known as some of the other autoimmune diseases (e.g. AIDS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Lupus), and therefore needs to reach out for that fundraising through direct channels like this.

I am well enough this year to participate in this walk to help raise funds for a cure.  Any amount you can donate toward this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.  It only takes a few large donations to reach a goal, but more likely it will be reached with many smaller donations so please know literally any amount you can add will help.  Thank you in advance! 

If you can join me in walking, running either 2 miles or a timed 10k, or even participating in an on-site silent auction and raising funds that way please join the Healing Jane team through this website.  It kicks off with registration at 8 a.m. and walking / running starting 9 a.m. Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Almaden Lake Park in San Jose.  The link "Join This Team" is at the top right portion of this page under the fundraising meter.

Gratefully yours,



Comment Donation
The Smith Family
John Askine & Deena Westergard
Ryan Carney
John & Susie Woodford I wouldn't miss it! God bless you, dear Jane
The Barnett Family Looking forward to walking with you!
Karen Gayraud Jane, you amaze me!
The Prentice Family Jane- we are with you in spirit on the 16th!
Michelle Matsumoto My Dear Jane, I'll be thinking of you on the 16th. Go girl! You are awesome!!! Luv ya, Michelle
Kristin Schmiedehausen Sue invited me to the walk, unfortunately I cant make it -
Cheri Northup Praying for a cure and a very healthy YOU!
Gates Family We wish we could be there, but Castillero Choir is competing this weekend in LA. You're awesome!!!
Joy Yankey
Stan & Maura Prolo
Karlcut Family Hope you get well soon! We'll be thinking of you, wished we could have been there with you!
Kim Martino
Elizabeth Tate We will be thinking of you on the 16th Jane and friends (we will be in Minnesota) - go for it!
Cheryl Walker Get Well soon! ;-) Go for it!
Dr Lynda Lee You are making a difference! Wish I could be there with you!
Jane & Walt Windeknecht Go for it, Jane!
Tina and Todd Nelms You are an inspiration.
The Sabatino's You have such strength. Keep on walking.
knuttywife Our prayers are headed your way.
Ellen and Jim Bader May you continue to get better. Keep up the fight. Good Luck from Minnesota
Roberta & Gary Foster So glad you are well enough to do this walk. Go Jane!
Vince & Larry
Sharron Pearson I'll try to come out for the walk! God Bless!
Charlotte Stoll Keep your spirits high!!!
Cindy Reichle I'm walking, talking or whatever you need! We'll all be there!
Joyce Bevel Keeping Jane moving
Tami Demayo Thank goodness for hope and tenacity! See you on May 16th
Janette and Jeff Budzinski You are always an inspiration!
James and Caryn Chung The Chungs will be there!
Shilpa Young You are amazing!
Annette Evans You are an inspiration! Have a fantastic Walk.
Dad & Mom Hope this helps attain a cure for this horrible disease & for you!
hien nguyen I'll be there, Jane
Raymond and Despina Raven Sending positive energy your way... Best of luck!
Marie Crawford We'll be out there with you Jane! Much Love, Marie, Ethan and Ashleigh
Dave & Honey Chai Unfortunately we'll be out of town that day, but if we weren't, we'd be running right with you all!
Barbara Lonsbury Lots of Love To You
Nancy Mosher-Williams I pray for your efforts and a cure!
Wrap it Up I hope and wish for a miracle cure for you.
Greg and Sue Schechtman love ya Jane...wish I could be there for you and Danny B.

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