2017 Stepping Out - Plymouth MA (New England Chapter)

Team Landers

We will be participating in the "Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma" walk-a-thon and need your support!

Please help us by joining our team on behalf of this important cause! If you don't think you are able to participate  but would still like to support the organization and our efforts, please click on the "Donate Now".


Hardening of the skin is one of the hallmark symptoms of a chronic  connective  tissue disease known as scleroderma. June is Scleroderma Awareness Month, and information about  this  disease,  which  affects  300,000 Americans, will be plentiful. The word scleroderma is derived from two words: "sclero" meaning hard, and "derma" meaning skin.

The symptoms of scleroderma can vary widely. The seriousness of the disease depends on what parts of the body are affected. There are two main types of scleroderma: localized and systemic. Localized scleroderma affects only the skin and can be as slight as a nuisance or as extreme as totally debilitating; systemic scleroderma affects your blood vessels and internal organs which is very serious and it's effects vary widely within each individual.

Team Landers was created to support the effort and spread awareness about scleroderma. Our goal is to aid in the efforts for finding a cure for everyone effected by this disease. Louise Landers was diagnosed with Scleroderma herself about 13 years ago, and has lost many friends over the past year alone due to this disease. They suffered from the horrible pain associated with the effects of Scleroderma as they  bravely and courageously fought, yet they never lost hope for that cure.

They claim that Scleroderma is relatively rare, and more than 75 percent of people with the disease are women but we know so many people diagnosed with it that we believe the numbers are much higher.

There is no cure for Scleroderma, so treatment is aimed at managing the symptoms for now but we are closer to finding a cure than ever before. 

With your help, we can stop this disease and end the suffering and loss of precious lives it causes.

Any size donation, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

Team Landers

If you're not comfortable donating on line, you can send a check made out to the Scleroderma Foundation, New England Chapter, and pop it in the mail to:

Louise Landers
16 Stone Meadow Lane
Hanover, MA 02339



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!

Thank you Team Landers for raising $1,871.77 and being our second highest fundraiser of the Walk! We love seeing you each year!

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