“This post was sponsored by Scleroderma as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.”
June is Scleroderma Awareness Month. It is hard to believe that June is halfway over already. In my part of the world, it is just starting to get nice. Warm Summer breezes, fun in the sun, and lots of time spent at the pool. For most people, that is the ideal time. Yet for others, Summer is not all fun and games. For those that suffer from scleroderma, the Summer months can be painful and embarrassing. I am sharing some information to make you aware of the effects of scleroderma.
What is scleroderma? Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that effects many people, but at this time, doctors aren’t sure what causes it. There is also no known cure for it. Because of that, the Scleroderma Foundation, Scleroderma Research Foundation, and the Scleroderma Society of Canada are joining forces to help increase awareness for Scleroderma.
I have a personal tie to scleroderma. My husband’s grandmother has this disease, and it has always been a source of embarrassment for her. People look at her, you can hear them whisper, and it hurts so much to see her going through that. But she is not alone in this. While the disease is so rare(only 1 of 906 people will get it), nearly 80% of those affected are female between the ages of 30-50.