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eLetter #697 | February 3, 2017  

Let Your Creative Juices Flow

Design ContestThe foundation is currently holding a contest open to all to design a new banner for a youth page in the Scleroderma Voice.  All submissions must be
received by March 10 and will be reviewed based on creativity, concept and originality.   This is an excellent way to get involved and have the possibility of your creation gracing the pages of the Voice!

Visit the document flyer for complete details. 

Great Tips on How to Deliver Optimal Care

It’s hard enough to say no to a friend or neighbor—turning down a request from a parent or spouse you’re caring for can feel close to impossible. Without strong boundaries, caregiving quickly can become overwhelming.

“It’s easy to be consumed by caregiving and by the person you’re caring for,” says Anne Fabiny, MD, Associate Chief of Clinical Geriatrics at the Sancare giving Francisco VA Medical Center and medical editor of Caregiver’s Handbook, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School. “And that’s dangerous for everybody because if you go down, your spouse, your parent, your grandmother goes down too.”

In other words, to be a good caregiver, you need to take equally good care of yourself. And that means learning to set healthy boundaries. Here’s how:

Click here to learn more!

Conference Scholarship Applications
Now Being Accepted

2017 Conference Slider Save the Date

The National Conference brings hope to those who may have thought they were alone in the fight against scleroderma. Thanks to the generous support of many donors and chapters, conference scholarships are available to the 2017 National Patient Education Conference in Chandler, Arizona from July 21-23, 2017.

Apply now >>

Eliminate Stress in 2017

Who doesn't want to eliminate stress from their lives in the new year?  Here are five great tips to stress less and smile more courtesy of an article in the Los Angeles Times! stress free


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Disclaimer: The Scleroderma Foundation in no way endorses any drugs, treatments, clinical trials, or studies reported in the eLetter. Information is provided to keep the readers informed. Because the manifestations and severity of scleroderma vary among individuals, personalized medical management is essential. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all drugs and treatments be discussed with the reader’s physician(s) for proper evaluation and treatment.

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