30 Ways to Help

Check out these 30 ways below that you can help spread scleroderma awareness or help someone living with the disease. These are great ideas for Scleroderma Awareness Month (or any day of the year). Try to complete one activity on each day if you can.




What You Can Do

Become a Scleroderma Foundation member.
Find a “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” walk-a-thon in your area.
Contact congressional leaders about Healthcare Reform 2017
Share your scleroderma story with your Facebook friends.
Send a scleroderma information packet to a friend or family member
Sign up for the Scleroderma Foundation's National Patient Education Conference
Make a gift in honor of someone special to the Scleroderma Foundation.
Offer old issues of “Scleroderma Voice” to your local library for their magazine rack.
Contact your local newspaper's health editor, and ask him/her to write a story about scleroderma
Wear your old “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” walk-a-thon T-shirts to the gym.
Share your special scleroderma story with us by becoming a Scleroderma Foundation Champion
When visiting loved ones in the hospital or attending medical appointments, share your scleroderma story with the medical staff.
Ask to place the Scleroderma Foundation info cards at local businesses like coffee shops or boutiques.
Tweet about Scleroderma Awareness Month. use the hashtags #hardword and #scleroaware17.
Join our online support group through Inspire
Get a friend to like us on Facebook.
Let others know about the disease through talks on the Foundation's YouTube page.
Join a Scleroderma Foundation support group. No support group in your area? Form one!
Wear teal to show your scleroderma support. (Get your bracelet here!)
Join the University of Texas Scleroderma Family Registry and DNA Repository to help aid research.
Send Scleroderma Foundation info to your doctor’s office so other patients may benefit.
Call another scleroderma patient just to see how they are doing today!
Text your friends the Scleroderma Foundation website.
Share your skills and talents – volunteer at one of our special events.
Knit or crochet a hat and mittens for someone to help with the Raynaud Phenomenon symptoms.
Follow our Pinterest page to access news articles and resources about scleroderma.
Let someone who lives with scleroderma know about our toll-free helpline at (800) 722-HOPE.
Become a scleroderma Hope Raiser and start your own "friend"-raising website!
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