The Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk is an event to raise awareness and funds to help research efforts and provide patient support and education. Scleroderma, which means “hard skin”, is a chronic connective tissue disease classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. It can cause a thickening and tightening of the skin and damage to internal organs including the lungs, heart, kidneys, esophagus, and gastrointestinal tract. Medications and treatments can help with symptoms, but no cure exists for Scleroderma.
An estimated 300,000 persons in the United States have Scleroderma. Approximately four times more women than men develop the disease. The exact cause or causes of Scleroderma are unknown, and although medications can sometimes help, there is no cure.
Help us as we seek to increase understanding about treatment and management of scleroderma. Bring your family and friends on Saturday, August 4, 2018, to run or walk and enjoy a 50/50 drawing, DJ, kids activities and prize raffle to support a great cause. Register Online. Light snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch. Rain or Shine!
Fairborn Community Park 691 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Road Fairborn OH 45324
Opening Ceremony: 10:30am
Fun Run & Walk: Immediately after Prize Raffle: 12:00pm
Routes: 3/4 mi., 1.5 mi. or 5k
Children 12 and under are free. Childrens size T-shirts are available to purchase online only for $5.00.
Pets on leashes are welcome.
Team Captains raising over $100 will be entered into a raffle for a 7 day Florida stay for up to 6 people. One raffle ticket for each $100 raised