10th Anniversary Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk

Posted
4201 S. Parker Road
Aurora, CO
Event Date
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Event Location
Cherry Creek State Park
4201 S. Parker Road
Aurora, CO
Contact
Nadette Bonnema,
970-310-9222
Additional Info
Registration 8:00
a.m.

10th Anniversary Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk

Who: Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the beautiful Colorado park and support a great cause!

What: The 10th Anniversary Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk, 3K/5K walks, as well as a Kids Fun Run, appearances by Miss CO and Miss CO Teen and great items up for bid at the auction, like a signed John Elway Broncos helmet!

Where: Cherry Creek State Park, 4201 S Parker Road, Aurora CO 80014

When: Saturday June 21, Registration at 8:00 am, Kids Fun Run is at 8:30am, 3K/5K Walks starts at 9:00 am Register at www.scleroderma.org/steppingoutcherrycreek. Visit www.scleroderma.org or call 303-806-6686 for more information. June is Scleroderma Awareness Month!
Why: Scleroderma is one of the most misunderstood, misdiagnosed and underfunded autoimmune diseases. Awareness must be raised in the public eye, as well as in the medical field. Diagnosis of this often life threatening disease can be a long, complicated road for almost all patients.

1st Ft Collins Walk Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpaTqyEm-tY
This walk was the first in Ft Collins, 6 years after the 1st Denver walk. Since then the chapter has grown from supporting mostly Denver Metro area patients and their families, to people all over the state.
Photos from 2013 Walk:

http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/SclerodermaCO/library/2013%20Stepping%20Out%20Walk%20Pictures?sort=2&page=1

National Informational Videos: Jason Alexander (sister has Scleroderma) and Barry Sanders (sister died at 26 from Scleroderma) http://youtu.be/LIidD6ig-3s

My Aunt suffered the physical and mental anguish of the disease for months before doctors finally correctly diagnosed her with Scleroderma. She lost her battle with the disease just a year and a half later. Three years following this traumatic life event, I was prematurely diagnosed with a slightly less severe form of Scleroderma. This is a frightening disease that not only affects the body by hardening the skin over time, but can also affect internal organs and lead to heart and lung failure. Funding is necessary for much needed research to help find better ways to diagnose patients, treat and support those with Scleroderma, and hopefully one day find a cure. With your help we can quickly spread the word to many people! Thank you so much for your time.

Contact:
Nadette Bonnema
Phone: (970)-310-9222
E-mail: snadette@hotmail.com

Cyndy Besselievre
RM Chapter Executive Director
Phone: (303)-806-6686
E-mail: cbesselievre@scleroderma.org