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Cooking Up A Cure Is Wednesday, October 21!


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We can't gather in person this year, but we've cooked up a fun online event for you! Enjoy cooking demos and interviews from celebrity chefs, along with beer and wine experts - plus live music, and a silent auction! Join us from 7:00-9:00pm on Wednesday, October 21 for a fun night to benefit the Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter.
 
 



There's Still Time to Support a 2020 Fundraising Walk!

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We may not have been able to gather in person this year, but scleroderma patients need support now more than ever. If you haven't donated to a walk near you, there's still time! Together, we can provide support and education to scleroderma patients and their families while funding innovative research into scleroderma's cause and cure. Thank you for continuing to support this important work!

  

Support a Walk Near You!

Aurora IL Virtual Walk   scleroderma.org/aurora
Dixon IL Virtual Walk  scleroderma.org/dixon
Highland Park IL Virtual Walk  scleroderma.org/highlandpark
Springfield IL Virtual Walk  scleroderma.org/springfield
Highland IN Virtual Walk  scleroderma.org/highland
Germantown WI Virtual Walk  scleroderma.org/germantown
Madison WI Virtual Walk  scleroderma.org/madison



 

 

Patient Education Webinars

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

October 15, 2020 at 4:00pm CST

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! 

More info and registration 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

Every Wednesday at 3-4:00pm CST

 

The national office of the Scleroderma Foundation is offering its "Virtual University" Patient Education Series in lieu of the 2020 National Patient Education Conference. It's a series of weekly webinars, live meetings, workshops, and Scleroderma-related patient education videos. These events cover everything from managing symptoms to everyday living advice from individuals with scleroderma, physicians, and specialists.

 

 


 

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. Last year's Knock Out Scleroderma raised a record amount - more than $5,400 dollars! 
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9th Annual "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.