World Scleroderma Day 2018
Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disease that stiffens the skin, turning simple daily activities into real challenges. It can affect all organs in addition to the skin, and while treatments exist, there is currently no cure. More research is urgently needed. Help us to keep smiling by donating to research!
Scleroderma will not take my smile
We invite you from all over the world to post a picture/video with smiles on social medias like twitter, facebook, instagram etc with the hashtag #ScleroSmile.
Scleroderma is a rare, chronic, autoimmune rheumatic disease that affects the body by hardening connective tissue. Skin and internal organs can be damaged by this illness. It is life threatening and currently there is no cure. However, successful treatments are available for individual organs. If you have been diagnosed with Scleroderma, we want to let you know that you are not alone.
25 associations in 19 European Countries united in the FESCA network are ready to support you and to stand together in this battle. Join our community and let’s face it together.
Help us to keep smiling by donating to research!
Download posters and handouts for distribution:
2019-world-scleroderma-day-leaflet-back & 2019-world-scleroderma-day-leaflet-front
What is Scleroderma?
Scleroderma is a chronic disease characterized by excessive deposits of collagen in the skin or other organs. The localized type of the disease, while disabling, tends not to be fatal.
Diffuse scleroderma or systemic sclerosis, the generalized type of the disease, can be fatal as a result of heart, kidney, lung or intestinal damage.