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June is National Scleroderma Awareness Week - Foundation Calls for More Research

Scleroderma is a poorly understood chronic debilitating illness leading to hardening of the skin and connective tissue. 14 million people around the world, most of them women, are afflicted with this disease.

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease and researchers suspect hormones like estrogen play a role in its development. It's a disease with no known cause and no known cure - a medical mystery. That's why more research is needed. Here are some stories of women with this mysterious ailment.

Find out about Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma sponsored walks to raise money for research at the Scleroderma Foundation.
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