June Is Scleroderma Awareness Month! PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 June 2011 00:45
The month of June is Scleroderma Awareness Month around the world, and would like to encourage each and everyone of you, to become advocates by raising awareness and educating others about this often progressive, autoimmune connective tissue disease - right here in Trinidad & Tobago.

For the month (and beyond) we have several activities planned as we go out to the general public to educate them about the characteristics and pitfalls of Scleroderma, and demonstrate just how they can get involved in bringing about the support needed by patients and their families. Details would be announced soon.

You too, can start getting involved today... and here's how!...

Show Your Support Online:
  • Do visit our website at http://sclerodermatt.org. You're welcome to share and comment on the articles there.
  • Find us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scleroderma-Care-Foundation/125857293878. By becoming part of the community, you can stay up to date on any developments around Scleroderma and our activities. 
  • If you're on Twitter, you can find us there as well at @sclerodermatt. There you can become part of the conversation. 
  • We've also created a two images that you can use as your avatars or profile pics on both Twitter and Facebook (see below), to show your support.

Donate Today:
Without your generosity, we would not be able to provide the support needed by Scleroderma patients and their families, or continue our efforts to bring about the awareness and education needed of this disease. Please Donate today!

Wear It:
We've got a number of t-shirts, silicone scleroderma braclets, and lapel pins on sale. To place an order, contact us today.

Share It:
We would be welcoming submissions of your stories and pictures for inclusion on our website. Tell us what you've done lately for someone with Scleroderma, or how that person may have changed your life. You can send your stories to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For more information on Scleroderma, please visit here.

Images for your profile pictures:

 
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