Wellness. Support. Awareness.
Committed to enriching the lives of those living with scleroderma
in Atlantic Canada
Providing financial, emotional, motivational, educational, and social support to those living with scleroderma and their caregivers in Atlantic Canada.
Spreading awareness and educating the public about scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease, which has no known cause and no known cure.
Engaging with medical professionals, government, and media to advocate for the those living with scleroderma in Atlantic Canada.
Providing education for patients, caregivers, health care professionals, and health care students to increase understanding and awareness of scleroderma.
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 those living with scleroderma can experience.
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Scleroderma Atlantic is committed to improving the quality of life for those who live with scleroderma – but we can’t do it without your help. This year you can DOUBLE your impact! Beginning NOW, when you donate to our Giving Tuesday campaign, your contribution will be matched up to $15,000 ($30,000 total). Please consider giving today! Click the yellow DONATE button at the top of the page and choose option 4 from the drop-down menu to see your contribution stay in the Atlantic Provinces!
Everyone is welcome at our Holiday Social! Bring your lawn chair, a blanket, and finger foods to share at this event taking place on December 4th from 2pm – 4pm in HRM, Nova Scotia. Send us an email with “Holiday Social” in the subject line if you want to attend.
Join us on December 9th at 6:30 pm (AST) as we bake together ONLINE!
Send us an email with “Cookie Class” in the subject line, if you want to take part in this yummy activity. We’ll provide the recipe(s) and a ribbon cookie cutter, you provide the sweet tooth!