The annual Long Island Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 at Wantagh Park in Wantagh.
The event is aimed at bringing awareness to the disease and to raise funds to support the National Scleroderma Foundation’s mission.
Scleroderma is a rare rheumatic disease that can cause disfigurement and disability and for some can be life-threatening. More than 300,000 Americans live with the disease for which there is no known cause or cure.
Founded in 1998, the National Scleroderma Foundation has been advancing medical research, promoting disease awareness, and providing support to people with scleroderma, their families and support networks for 25 years.
“The scope of our work is nationwide,” Mary Wheatley, CEO of the National Scleroderma Foundation, said in a written statement. “And we are grateful to our supporters across the country who are leading the fight against this disease. Our Long Island event is a special one with walkers, organizers and volunteers who are incredibly committed and passionate.”
For more information visit: scleroderma.org