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Scleroderma Affects 20 Out of Every 100,000 People
Scleroderma Affects 20 Out of Every 100,000 People

What is Scleroderma?

Scleroderma is a disease that affects 20 out of every 100,000 people, and is a hardening of the skin and/or internal organs. The exact cause of this disease isn’t known, but experts say it’s linked to the overproduction of collagen in the body. The symptoms can be visible (on the skin) or invisible (when the internal organs are affected) and may include:

  • Being very sensitive to cold
  • Swelling of hands and feet
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Thickening of the skin
  • Digestive system problems
  • Mouth, face and dental problems
  • Kidney, heart and lung problems

  • Spencer Skate for Scleroderma

    On April 5, 2009, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., an important event in the fight against Scleroderma is taking place in Richmond, B.C., a the Richmond Ice Rink in the Forum Rink . The event was created by Denise Kostash in honor of her mother, Irene Spencer, who passed away from the disease in April 2008.


    With the help of the Scleroderma Association of BC, the annual skate event helps provide the community with an opportunity to have fun and learn about the life-altering disease. Admission is by donation and the proceeds go to the Scleroderma Association of BC.


    You can find out more about this event and Scleroderma at www.sclerodermabc.ca.


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