May 31, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Albany is Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma!
Sunday, June 4th 2023 @ Crossgates
Albany, NY— The National Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter will hold its Annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Albany walk on Sunday, June 4th, 2023 at Crossgates, 1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Albany, NY 12203. Registration and check-in at 5:30 P.M. and the walk begins at 6:30 P.M.
Stepping Out is a family-friendly event that brings together people with scleroderma, their families and friends to honor people with scleroderma and lift the spirits of those who support them. All funds raised will help provide education and support services at the same time that they fund research to discover the cause, understand the mechanism, and overcome scleroderma forever. Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma includes raffles and others entertainment.
Participants can register to walk or sponsor a walker online (https://scleroderma.org/steppingout/). Registration is also available the evening of the event at the sign-up station near the start of the walk. The pre-walk registration fee is $25 for participants 16 years and older and $10 for children ages 5 to 15. Children under five are free. Registration forms and donations may be mailed to the Tri-State office (59 Front Street, Binghamton, New York 13905). Day of event registration prices will rise. Participants who pre-register for the event receive a T-shirt.
The Albany Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk is one of seven throughout the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The walks are a highlight of June Scleroderma Awareness Month activities and they raise crucial funding to continue the National Scleroderma Foundation mission.
For more information on scleroderma and the Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter, call (800) 867- 0885 or visit www.SclerodermaTriState.org. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
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Scleroderma [skler-o-derma] is a chronic, often progressive, autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks one’s body.
Scleroderma comes from the Greek word “sclero” meaning “hard”, and the Latin word “derma” meaning “skin.” One of the earliest and most easily visible manifestations can be a thickening and tightening (or “hardening”) of the skin. In some cases, it causes serious damage to internal organs including the lungs, heart, kidneys, esophagus and gastrointestinal tract. As scarring, or sclerosis, of these organs and organ systems progress, they work less effectively, and can lead to organ failure and death. Some medications and treatments can help with certain symptoms, but there is no cure for scleroderma. The disease affects about 300,000 people across the U.S. There are an estimated 30,000 cases of scleroderma in the Tri-State Chapter’s New York, New Jersey and Connecticut service area.
About the National Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter
The Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving people living with scleroderma in New York, northern New Jersey and Connecticut. The chapter has a three-fold mission to promote the welfare of individuals and families affected by scleroderma, increase public awareness and support scleroderma research.