Our Progress: $3,845.00 Goal: $15,000.00

Event Information


When: June 29, 2017. World Scleroderma Day, but we've extended event registration and donations through the summer!
Where: This is a virtual event online

Registration Time: There is no on-site registration.


Note: Do you have questions about how to register and participate in the event? Visit our help page.

To commemorate World Scleroderma Day on June 29, 2017, the national office of the Scleroderma Foundation is hosting a VIRTUAL “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” walk-a-thon! This is a great opportunity to connect with friends and family to virtually walk in memory or honor of loved one affected by scleroderma.

The World Scleroderma Day Virtual Walk is connected to “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma,” the foundation’s premier fundraising event. “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” walks do not occur in every city across America. But it is important to the foundation that everyone has an opportunity to participate in the walk in some way. Therefore, the World Scleroderma Day Virtual Walk tool was created in the event that there is not a local walk near you. The National Scleroderma Virtual Walk is an easy and fun way to make a difference by raising funds for those living with scleroderma. 

Anyone can take part in a virtual walk! By registering as a virtual walker, you will be given a personal fundraising page to collect donations from family and friends. How you choose to participate in a virtual walk is completely up to you. Be creative! Invite your family and friends to walk around your local park and have a picnic. Run or walk a local race and use your fundraising page to collect donations to benefit scleroderma research and programs. Or you can simply participate from the comfort of your home. The possibilities are endless.

Is there already a “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” walk near me?

Before you begin planning your walk, check and see if there is a local walk near you. Click here to see a list of walk events in your state. Many of our 20 chapters are hosting walks in 2017 and even have their own virtual component in the event you cannot attend. We do encourage you to participate locally whenever possible. Your local chapter could have just the opportunity you're looking for - from helping others learn to live with scleroderma, to helping with an event, to making sure scleroderma remains a priority issue for elected officials.

This event is an excellent opportunity to raise money for research to find the cause and a cure of scleroderma.

Join us and help support the cause! Create your own fundraising page and encourage family, friends and coworkers to support our goal. We make it easy to share your fundraising page online through email and social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

This  virtual walk offers you an opportunity to be a part of the Foundation’s largest fundraising event, “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma.” Because of generous donors, volunteers and participants like you, we are able to get one step closer to finding better therapies, and hopefully, a cure for scleroderma.

Thanks again and good luck with your efforts!


Your Friends at the Scleroderma Foundation

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