June is National Scleroderma Awareness Month
For over 20 years, the Scleroderma Foundation has recognized June as Scleroderma Awareness Month. The foundation’s chapters and support groups use this month to hold special awareness and fundraising events, to initiate and promote presidential, state and local proclamations, and to honor the more than 300,000 Americans suffering from scleroderma.
Additionally, the Scleroderma Foundation has joined other international scleroderma organizations in recognizing June 29 as World Scleroderma Awareness Day.
Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as an autoimmune rheumatic disease. The symptoms vary from person to person, and the effects of scleroderma can range from mild to life-threatening. While researchers and healthcare providers need to learn more about scleroderma, it has been found that early diagnosis and treatment can minimize the symptoms of scleroderma, and decrease the chances of irreversible damage.
In support of National Scleroderma Awareness Month, here are some brands that will make a donation to the scleroderma charity of your choice when you purchase online.
Click here to see some of the charities we work with that raise money for scleroderma.
To ensure that the donation goes back to your chosen charity, sign in to goodshop.com and check that you’ve selected that charity.
P.S. You can see more brands that donate on our Cause Favorites Coupons & Deals page.