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Who We Are

The Scleroderma Foundation is a federally qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to serving the needs of the scleroderma community.  Our primary goal is to raise funds and awareness for our three-fold mission of support, education and research.  All donations are qualified charitable donations to the fullest extent of the law.  Our federal tax identification number is 52-1375827.  All donations are gratefully accepted. 

What is Scleroderma?

Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. The word “scleroderma” comes from two Greek words: “sclero” meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin. Hardening of the skin is one of the most visible manifestations of the disease.


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eLetter #791; December 7, 2018
  • Video:  "Sleep & Chronic Disease"
  • December 15 Deadline for 2019 Health Insurance Open Enrollment 
  • NORD Webinar: "How to Make Your Insurance Work for You." Thurs., Dec. 20, 2 p.m. ET
  • Research & Treatment Centers: Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital, Rheumatology Clinic
  • Patients as Partners, systemic scleroderma survey
  • Hi Friends, I haven't been on here in a while.  Some updates..." 
  • A Typical Teenager
  • Winter Voice Published Online Only


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