Walk, Run or Ride For Scleroderma 2017

Join the thousands that walk, run or ride every year

Every year, thousands of people, friends, family, doctors and patients across Canada participate in the Walk, Run or Ride for Scleroderma to raise funds, friends and awareness for this rare disease. Come join us this year!  Help bring us closer to finding a cure for scleroderma and show your support for patients who need your help.

Scleroderma Walk - Run - Thermometer

National Participants for 2017

Scleroderma Walk - Run - Ride Map of Canada

What Is Scleroderma?

Scleroderma is a chronic, often progressive autoimmune disease – like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis – in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. The disease, which literally means “hard skin,” can cause thickening and tightening of the skin as well as serious damage to internal organs including the lungs, heart, kidneys, esophagus and gastrointestinal tract.  Scleroderma is not considered a hereditary disease and is not contagious.

Scleroderma affects approximately 1 in 2500 Canadian men, women and children of all ages. For most people with scleroderma, the disease has a serious impact on daily life: for some individuals, scleroderma is a life altering disease and for others, it can become a life-threatening one.  There are medications to slow down disease progression and help with symptoms, but as of yet, there is no cure for scleroderma.