2017 Stepping Out - Iowa (Heartland Chapter)

Karen's Hope for a Cure
Karen's Hope for a Cure

Karen's Hope for a Cure

It's our 5th walk and still no real medicine or cure for Scleroderma.  Please help by coming out to walk or by donating to our local chapter.  We utilize this money to raise awareness and education by having tables at health fairs, having education days and putting money directly into the hands of the researchers.

On Sunday, June 11th, 2017 I will again join others to help end the devastating effects of the autoimmune disease, Scleroderma, by walking in the 5th Annual Iowa Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk and Family Day  at Grandview University in Des Moines, Iowa!

Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease (autoimmune).  There is no cure.  Hardening of the skin is one of the most visible manifestations of the disease.

I have a personal stake in this particular event. As most of you know that I have this disease and it's caused my family to go through a lot these last six years. It's attacked my skin, lungs and GI tract.   We have lost people this last year to this disease.   I don’t want to lose any more. I want to help FIND A CURE.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.


All contributions are for the Scleroderma Foundation to use to help find a cure for those whose lives have been affected by scleroderma.  If you would like to find out more about scleroderma and the Foundation, please visit www.scleroderma.org.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

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