Wellness. Support. Awareness.

Committed to enriching the lives of those living with scleroderma
in Atlantic Canada

Support

Providing financial, emotional, motivational, educational, and social support to those living with scleroderma and their caregivers in Atlantic Canada.

Awareness

Spreading awareness and educating the public about scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease, which has no known cause and no known cure.

Advocacy

Engaging with medical professionals, government, and media to advocate for the those living with scleroderma in Atlantic Canada.

Education

Providing education for patients, caregivers, health care professionals, and health care students to increase understanding and awareness of scleroderma.

Research

Supporting research and seeking funding is needed to ensure better treatments are available for those living with scleroderma. Research is essential to finding a cure.

What is scleroderma?

Scleroderma is a rare, progressive, and chronic autoimmune connective tissue disorder that causes excess collagen accumulation. “Sclero” means “hard” and “derma” means “skin”. But hardening skin is just one of many difficult symptoms that people living with scleroderma can experience.

Will You Support Our Cause on Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, taking place each year after Black Friday. 

It is the “Opening day of the giving season,” and a time when charities, companies, and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. The giving community comes together for Giving Tuesday in the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday.

Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

We would greatly appreciate your support this Giving Tuesday. Funds raised will go towards supporting The David Shea Memorial Patient Fund.

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Need some ideas for how you can engage students, colleagues, family or friends in a charitable act this holiday season? GivingTuesday is the perfect movement to rally around to support your favourite causes. We at Scleroderma Atlantic are participating in Giving Tuesday this year, and hope you’ll consider supporting our organization on this important day!

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