GREENVILLE, SC – The South Carolina Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation will hold its Seventh Annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk on June 9, 2012 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the Furman University Amphitheater, Greenville, South Carolina.
Registration will take place starting at 9:30 AM. Walk anytime between 10 AM and 11:30 AM. Golf Cart shuttle available from parking lot. Golf Cart rides also available for travel around the walk route. The event will take place rain or shine. Leashed Dogs are welcomed. Registration fee is $30.00.
Free lunch and refreshments will be available. Door Prizes will be awarded and a Bake Sale will be held.
Special Guests include Dr. Richard M. Silver, Director, Department of Rheumatology & Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, who will conduct a Q & A at 12:30.
Yoga Especially for Scleroderma Patients will take place at 11:30 AM.
Scleroderma is a chronic, often progressive, autoimmune disease- like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks its own body. The disease, which literally means “hard skin,” 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. These organs may slowly harden until they become ineffective.
Some medicines and treatments can help with certain symptoms, but there is still no cure for scleroderma. The disease affects three to four times as many women as men.
For information or to request a Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk brochure, e-mail email@example.com or call 864-617-0237
Register online at www.firstgiving.com/sc2012
Please register before MAY 25 for T-shirt.
The website for the Scleroderma Foundation South Carolina Chapter is www.scleroderma.org/chapter/scarolina.