There are many ways to become a partner in the search for improved therapies and a cure for scleroderma. In fact, there is something everyone can do. From making a direct online contribution and supporting the SRF research program to raising awareness in your community by hosting a special event, there’s a way for you to make a difference and help save lives.
Every contribution to the Scleroderma Research Foundation is an investment in the search for answers – helping to fund groundbreaking medical research at leading institutions around the nation and, now, around the world.
The programs of the Scleroderma Research Foundation all revolve around a single objective: to fund and facilitate the highest quality scleroderma research that will yield maximum results. Click here to make a secure online contribution now. All donations to the SRF are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Join Cure Crew… Become a Part of the Team!
Getting involved and taking action in the fight for a cure can be powerful antidotes to the challenges of scleroderma. The Crew is growing and we’d love for you to be a part of it!
A growing number of patients, their family members and friends are hosting special events or participating in other organized activities to help raise funds and awareness for scleroderma. These events come in all forms (some aren’t really ‘events’ at all) and, no matter the size, they have a tremendous impact on the SRF’s ability to fund promising research. Last year, volunteers raised more than $250,000 to advance medical research toward a cure. That’s enough money to fund multiple research projects that will help scleroderma patients.
For many years, the SRF referred to these bighearted individuals as Cure Advocates. Advocating for a cure in communities from coast to coast, Cure Advocates compose an entire “Crew” of like-minded volunteers who form a national network of Cure Crew members. In aggregate, Cure Crew members are educating thousands of people about scleroderma. Sometimes, volunteers even partner with local television, radio and print media to feature stories and air public service announcements. For more information on volunteering or to become a Cure Crew member, please click here.
Planned giving is a way to support the SRF via gifts that leave a lasting legacy. Planned gifts typically use estate and tax planning techniques to provide a benefit to the SRF and other beneficiaries in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor's estate.
A planned gift is any major contribution, made during your lifetime or afterward as part of an overall financial and/or estate plan. Whether these gifts include cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, etc., the benefits of funding a planned gift are often very attractive to both the generous donor, in terms of tax liability, and to the future of scleroderma research. Visit our planned giving section to learn more.
There are many Ways to Give, get involved and help the Scleroderma Research Foundation continue its work to discover improved therapies and a cure for people living with scleroderma.