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 2021 Walk Save the Date  Save the date for 2021 virtual walks!


To continue protecting the health of our scleroderma community amidst the pandemic, we've decided one more season of virtual walks is in order. Save the date - August 21 is walk day!

By joining us for this year's virtual walks, you're supporting our mission to fund the development of new treatments for scleroderma while we search for a cure. It's crucial work, but to do it, we need your help.

 Register, fundraise and help us stop scleroderma in its tracks. Those living with scleroderma are counting on us - and we're counting on you!

Registration opens soon!

 

 


 

 

Online Patient Education

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Scleroderma 101 for Recently Diagnosed Patients

If you've recently received a scleroderma diagnosis, join us for Scleroderma 101, a free virtual meeting with Dr. Chase Correia from Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Correia will explain what scleroderma is and how it's treated. Get your questions answered! The next session is April 22 at 4pm and registration is now open.

Register here

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Navigating the Pandemic in 2021: Vaccines, Telemedicine & More

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Chase Correia and Dr. Jane Dematte D'Amico from the Northwestern Scleroderma Program to answer questions regarding COVID-19 and scleroderma. We'll discuss and answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, talk about the opportunities and challenges that arise with telemedicine and answer any questions that you might have about the virus.

Watch the video here

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Finding Joy Everyday Through the Arts: Real Ways to Improve Emotional Health

During these uncertain times, Jennifer La Civita, PsyD of Adler University is here to show you practical, yet inspiring ways you can instill peace and calm by using the arts. You’ll learn easy, relaxing ways to soothe body, mind, and spirit. Find joy everyday! You don’t have to be an artist to benefit from this webinar! 

Watch the video here

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Free Weekly Guided Relaxation

Every Wednesday at 5:30pm CST

Join the team at Yoga for Scleroderma for "Wednesday Wind Down," a free weekly guided relaxation. You can join from a land line, cell phone, or you can join on Zoom.

Join via Zoom here

You can also phone in, no internet needed:

+1 (669) 900-6833 US
Meeting ID: 82635317704
 
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Patient Education Virtual University

The Scleroderma Foundation's "Virtual University" Patient Education Series was offered in place of the 2020 National Patient Education Conference, which was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This series of webinars, workshops and videos covers everything from managing symptoms to everyday living advice from individuals with scleroderma, physicians and specialists.

Watch the fall video series here and the summer video series here.

 

 


 

Hope Raisers

If you're interested in supporting the Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter and have a passion for creating your own fundraisers, why not start a Hope Raiser? If you'd like to add your own event to the list, please contact us.


 
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Jan's "Knock Out Scleroderma" - Chicago, IL
 
Knock Out Scleroderma is a fun and active fundraiser based in Chicago's South Loop. The day starts with a group cycling class, followed by finger food, drinks and a raffle at The Scout. The most recent Knock Out Scleroderma raised a record amount - more than $5,400 dollars! 
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"Tournament of Non-Champions" Golf Outing - Crystal Lake, IL

Held by the Ciszon family annually in memory of their mother Denise, this fun and casual event has long been a favorite of north suburban golfers.