Scleroderma Awareness Month and World Scleroderma Day
June is Scleroderma Awareness Month
For more than 20 years, the Scleroderma Foundation, its Chapters and Support Groups have recognized June as Scleroderma Awareness Month, marking it with annual awareness and fundraising events, as well as obtaining presidential, state and local proclamations. The Scleroderma Foundation has joined the Federation of European Scleroderma Associations (FESCA), the Scleroderma Society of Canada, and other international scleroderma organizations in recognizing June 29 as World Scleroderma Awareness Day.
On June 29, the world’s scleroderma community comes together to recognize World Scleroderma Day. On this day in 1940, internationally-renowned Swiss painter Paul Klee died. He had scleroderma and his artwork was widely influenced by his experience with the disease. We take this time to remember the the life and death of Paul Klee, as well as all those who struggle with scleroderma. We work together with scleroderma organizations around the world to help fight for better treatments and improved care for people living with scleroderma.
How You Can Help
There are many different ways that you can help join the fight. Here are just a few examples: