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This year I am co-chairing the Stepping Out To Cure Scleroderma Walk/5K Run at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield, NJ on Sunday, June 10th. It's our 11th year having the event and our primary annual fundraising event.
What is Scleroderma? Its a degenerative autoimune disease characterized by a hardening of the body's connective tissue and is a painful, life altering disease that is fatal in its most severe forms. Its symptoms vary greatly and can be similar to other autoimmune disseases, which can result in misdiagnosis. There is no known cure. About 300,000 cases have been diagnosed in the US (similar to Multiple Sclerosis.)
Last year we had 400+ participants. Our goal is to make it even larger. Our 5K Run is now a certified USATF race. We'll have entertainment for children, raffle drawings, awards, trophies and of course refreshments.
The Scleroderma Foundation/Tri-State, Inc. Chapter is a non-profit organization with a 3 fold mission: To provide educational and emotional support to people with Scleroderma and their families; to stimulate and support research to identify the cause and cure of Scleroderma as well as improve methods of treatment; and to enhance the public's awareness of this terrible disease.
It would be great if you would come and participate at the event and if you can't, please consider making a donation of any amount you feel comfortable with. 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!