Welcome to Meredith Allister's Member Page
Member Since:  December, 2010
Total Raised:  $1,105.00
Thank you for visiting my Cure Crew page! Please join me in the fight against scleroderma. Every contribution we make together is an investment toward a cure. Supporting my Cure Crew efforts will enable the Scleroderma Research Foundation to fund research that will find improved therapies and, ultimately, a cure for people like my daughter Andrea Oakland who was diagnosed with the diffuse form of the disease just a few months after she graduated from Lakeland College in Wisconsin. My Cure Crew team is selling the children's book MY MOM'S SPECIAL written by Andrea and illustrated by me. This picture book gives voice to a young girl whose mom has the disease and details the positive ways that she and her mom deal with day to day challenges that arise. We are selling the book at upcoming scleroderma fund raisers but the easiest way to buy it is from this site!
What is scleroderma?
Scleroderma is much more than ‘hard skin,’ as its name implies. Chronic, complex and debilitating, it can affect the internal organs with life-threatening consequences. Depending on the subtype of illness, scleroderma can damage the joints, muscles, lungs, kidneys, vasculature and gastrointestinal tract with grave results. Scleroderma is an auto-immune disease. It is not contagious and not directly hereditary. Scientists don’t yet know what causes it and until a cure is found, medical research is the key to developing improved treatments that will help patients live longer, fuller lives.

What is the SRF?
The Scleroderma Research Foundation is the nation’s leading nonprofit investor in medical research aimed at finding improved therapies and a cure for people living with scleroderma. A growing number of supporters have allowed the Foundation to invest millions of dollars in the most promising medical research. One hundred percent of the Foundation’s revenue comes from generous individuals who recognize that they can make a difference.

Your support is vital and, together, we will find a cure.
Thank you so much for considering a donation to SRF!!

my events

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    Book Sales $560.00
    Book Sales $160.00
    My Mom's Special - read this book to children and have them read it to their class, their troop, their team, their friends and their family members. Let's make this generation the best informed generation about scleroderma!
    Date/Time:  Saturday, June 01, 2013 at 08:00AM
    Street Address:   5842 unjion lake trail
    City/State:   lonsdale, MN
    Phone:   6123871372
    "Andrea Oakland and her mother, Meredith Allister have created a beautiful book which sweetly and poignantly illustrates what scleroderma can mean to a parent and child. Having lost a sister and many friends to scleroderma, I am honored by their work."

    Bob Saget
    Member, Board of Directors
    Scleroderma Research Foundation

    Andrea Oakland, my daughter wrote the children's book MY MOM'S SPECIAL to help explain to children the impact of scleroderma on a family and the many ways that we can help patients with day to day challenges. I did the illustrations and we are selling the book as our event. Please click here to order the book.