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 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 those living with scleroderma can experience.

Upcoming Events

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February is Rare Disease Awareness Month.

Our next Zoom Meetup will be announced soon. Zoom Meetups are a great opportunity for those living with scleroderma to check in with each other, ask questions, and share experiences. Send us an email if you’d like to join us! 

Feb 20 – we hope it’s a Provincial holiday where you live and you get to spend some extra time with those you love!

Feb 28 – Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year to raise awareness for rare diseases and their impact on the lives of patients and families.

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Thank you for your interest in donating to Scleroderma Atlantic. With donations like yours, we're able to make a difference in the community.

Our donations are currently processed through Scleroderma Canada. You will be redirected to their page by clicking below. 

Please be sure to select #4 on the drop down menu for general donations. Please select #6 on the dropdown menu for Atlantic memorial donations to ensure the funds are allocated to the Atlantic region!