Hundreds of people stepping up Saturday for “Stepping out to cure Scleroderma.”
The annual walk in Rochester honors patients and lifts the spirits of those who support them.
Scleroderma is a chronic, often progressive, auto-immune disease in which the immune system attacks one’s body. There is no known cure.
“We’re making sure we continually raise awareness in the community, we continuously raise funds and we continue to reach out to those who have Scleroderma and make sure that they have the necessary resources to cope with this life-altering disease,” says Marilyn Sibley of the Tri-State Chapter of The Scleroderma Foundation.
This was the 15th year for the event.
All funds raised help provide education and support services as well as funded research for Scleroderma.