SCLERODERMA. HARD WORD. HARDER DISEASE.
There’s nothing easy about scleroderma. This autoimmune disease, which has no known cause or cure, causes hardening skin, stiff joints, digestive issues, lung scarring, kidney failure, and in the worst cases, death.
But here’s one of the hardest things about scleroderma: so few people are aware of the disease, researchers don’t get the resources they need.
That’s why we need you to speak out. Take the pledge to tell at least one person about scleroderma this month. Then share it and challenge friends to do the same.
Once people hear, they can help. Let’s make the voices of scleroderma heard.
WHAT IS SCLERODERMA AWARE?
Scleroderma Aware is an annual joint initiative of the Scleroderma Foundation, Scleroderma Canada and the Scleroderma Research Foundation to raise awareness of scleroderma around the world.
HEAR THEIR STORIES
SCLERODERMA MAKES LIFE HARDER, ALL OVER.
Use this interactive body map from the Scleroderma Foundation to learn more about the effects of the disease. Select any body part to see how scleroderma affects it.
GET HELP NOW
For scleroderma patients, many forms of help are available: treatment centers, support groups, fundraising events, news on the latest research, downloadable resources and more. Go to any or all of the sites below to learn more.