2017 Stepping Out - Iowa (Heartland Chapter)

Chris's Steppers 2017!
Chris's Steppers 2017!

Chris's Steppers

On Sunday, June 11, 2017, my team will be taking part in the 5th Annual Iowa Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk and Family Day at Grandview University in Des Moines, Iowa.  

I was diagnosed 8 years ago with Systemic Scleroderma.  Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as an autoimmune disease. 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.  Internal hardening can also occur in heart, lungs, kidneys, and digestive system.  We are still working to find a cure and to stop the progression of this devastating disease.  Funds that are raised at our event are used support those with Scleroderma, to educate others, and for research. 

Please help by joining my team and coming to our walk, or by making a donation.  Donating through this website is simple, fast, and totally secure.  It is the most efficient way to support my team's fundraising efforts. 

If you would like to find out more about Scleroderma. please visit www.Scleroderma.org.  Also, you can "Like" our Facebook page, Des Moines Scleroderma Support Group.

Thank you for visiting my team page and for your support.

 

Christine

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