Dekalb Women’s Specialists is participating in Hiking & Hotcakes – Run for Research 2017! We’d love for you to join our team or donate to the cause. Dr. Scott’s brother passed away from Scleroderma and this is something that we do each and every year in honor of him. Every donation as well as every participant makes a huge difference and we appreciate you helping us raise money and awareness for the cause.
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Lilburn City Park, 76 Main Street, Lilburn GA 30047
Registration and Zumba Warm-up: 8 a.m.
5k: 8:45 a.m.
1 Mile Family Fun Walk / Run : 9 a.m.
This is a great opportunity to connect with old friends, meet new friends and walk in honor or memory of loved ones affected by scleroderma.
This event is an excellent opportunity to raise money for research to find the cause and cure of scleroderma. It helps our chapter provide the necessary support resources and free educational forums for patients and families.
Join us and help support the cause! Create your own fundraising page and encourage your family, friends and coworkers to support your goal. We make it easy to share your fundraising page online through email and social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Be a part of the Foundation’s largest fundraising events. Because of generous donors, volunteers and participants – just like you – we are able to get one step closer to finding a cure for scleroderma.
Scleroderma is a chronic, often progressive, autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own body.
Scleroderma means “hard skin.” It can cause a thickening and tightening of the skin. In some cases, it causes serious damage to internal organs including the lungs, heart, kidneys, esophagus and gastrointestinal tract. As scarring, or sclerosis, of these organs and organ systems progress, they work less effectively, and can lead to organ failure and death. Some medications and treatments can help with certain symptoms, but there is no cure for scleroderma. The disease affects about 300,000 people across the U.S. In comparison, approximately the same number of people are affected by multiple sclerosis.
The Scleroderma Foundation is the national organization for people with scleroderma, their families and friends. It was formed Jan. 1, 1998, by a merger between the United Scleroderma Foundation and the Scleroderma Federation.
The Scleroderma Foundation is headquartered in the metro Boston area in Danvers, Mass. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the interests of people living with scleroderma. The Foundation has a network of 22 chapters and more than 150 support groups committed to carrying out the three-fold mission of support, education and research. The Scleroderma Foundation funds an average of $1 million in new grants each year to find the cause and cure for scleroderma.
We’re also signed up for the Peachtree Road Race on July 4th and the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk on September 7th. Hope to see you out and about!