The Mississauga Support Group To Host Annual Fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 March 2011 22:41
The Mississauga Support Group of the Scleroderma Society of Ontario will host its annual fundraising dinner and dance gala on April 2 at the Oasis Convention Centre. Funds raised will go to the Scleroderma Society of Ontario to fund research, improve patient care and raise public awareness of the chronic, progressive autoimmune disease of the connective tissue, which generally causes a hardening of the skin.
Those living with the illness, which usually strikes women between the ages of 30 and 50, also experience poor circulation and skin discolouration, a hardening of internal organs, reduced finger function and difficulty with movement and swallowing. Since its inception, the gala has raised $236,000. This year's event will include a reception and raffle as well as live and silent auctions, plus dinner. Tickets cost $75 and come with a $50 charitable tax receipt. Call 905-822-7868, 905-990-4598, 905-826-3961 or 905-824-2305. Scleroderma affects hundreds of people in Ontario and about 16,000 across Canada.
Scleroderma Awareness Month takes place each June.
The Mississauga Support Group of the Scleroderma Society of Ontario will host its annual fundraising dinner and dance gala on April 2 at the Oasis Convention Centre. Funds raised will go to the Scleroderma Society of Ontario to fund research, improve patient care and raise public awareness of the chronic, progressive autoimmune disease of the connective tissue, which generally causes a hardening of the skin. Those living with the illness, which usually strikes women between the ages of 30 and 50, also experience poor circulation and skin discolouration, a hardening of internal organs, reduced finger function and difficulty with movement and swallowing.  

Since its inception, the gala has raised $236,000. This year's event will include a reception and raffle as well as live and silent auctions, plus dinner. Tickets cost $75 and come with a $50 charitable tax receipt. Call 905-822-7868, 905-990-4598, 905-826-3961 or 905-824-2305. Scleroderma affects hundreds of people in Ontario and about 16,000 across Canada. 

Scleroderma Awareness Month takes place each June.
 
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