Monthly Archives June 2016

World Scleroderma Day 29th June

World Scleroderma day gives the chance for the people with Scleroderma and their families to burn the torch, to the world, to help raise awareness. You need to be strong to cope with this condition and we stand together. What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis) is a rare, chronic disease of the immune system, blood vessels and connective tissue.┬áIt is an autoimmune condition, meaning the immune system becomes overactive and attacks healthy tissue in the body. The name of the condition comes from the Greek, ‘sclero’ for hard, and ‘derma’ for skin. This hardening of the skin can be one
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President’s Report June 2016

It is with pleasure that I sit here in our warm living room, with the fire roaring on this cold June afternoon. Firstly I would like to thank all of you on the Committee for all your hard work over the year. Especially Maureen Kirby, our Southland Specialist Nurse, for raising a lot of money by producing and selling calenders for four charities, one being Scleroderma NZ (we received $900) and Linda Bell, from Scleroderma Waikato, for her great effort of another movie night charity raising $800 for Scleroderma NZ. Also many thanks to all of our members who have
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