About Scleroderma Foundation New England

Scleroderma Foundation New England (SFNE) is the New England affiliate of the Scleroderma Foundation, a national nonprofit with a mission to support, educate and fund research on behalf of the scleroderma community. Our work is focused on supporting scleroderma patients and their families.

SFNE’s office is located in Topsfield, MA and provides ten support groups throughout New England.

About Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a chronic, autoimmune disease. There is no known cause and no known cure YET. The immune system in a patient attacks its own body. Scleroderma means “hard skin”. However, the disease causes serious damage to internal organs including the lungs, heart and gastrointestinal tract. There are some medications which can ease some symptoms but there is NO cure.

Scleroderma Foundation New England is grateful for those who raise funds to support research and create hope for its patients.