What is Scleroderma?
Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. The word “scleroderma” comes from two Greek words: “sclero” meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin. Hardening of the skin is one of the most visible manifestations of the disease.
The mission of the Scleroderma Foundation Minnesota Chapter is threefold: 1. To provide educational and emotional support to people with scleroderma and their families; 2. To stimulate and support research designed to identify the cause and cure of scleroderma as well as improve methods of treatment and; 3. To enhance the public’s awareness of this disease.
We stretch, we move, we exercise without any hesistation or thought, It's automatic to us. But if you suffer from scleroderma it takes a consious effort just to move at all. Your mind says "let's do it", but your body physically can't. Help us stomp out this horrible disease, join our team!
The cost to join Team Carole is $225.00 (which includes an entry in to either the 1/2 or full marathon and a Team Carole running shirt).
To join our team contact Kevin Berg by text message at 218/393-0225.