Welcome to Joyce Green's Member Page
Member Since:  December, 2011
Total Raised:  $400.00
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 living with scleroderma.

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.

What is my connection to scleroderma?
My mother was diagnosed with scleroderma at the age of 59. She went to the SRF headquarters in San Francisco to donate tissue to help with research. At the time, they told her that people with her stage of the disease generally lived 3-4 years. Through the grace of God, my mother lived nearly 22 years from that point, albeit in pain beyond what any person should have to bear. All the while, she cared for my father who suffers from multiple sclerosis.
My mother finally succumbed to scleroderma, and not a day goes by that I don't miss her terribly and pray for a cure for this terrible disease.

Your support is vital and, together, we will find a cure.

my events

  • Fundraising Goal:
    $200.00

    Donations Raised:
    $400.00

    My Supporters:
    Robert Green $100.00
    Linda Wilson $100.00
    Paul Willman $100.00
    Marla Jedlicka $100.00
    Christmas
    Date/Time:  Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 08:00AM
    City/State:   Kansas City, MO
    Christmas without Mom just isn't the same. Bob & I decided to join the "Cure Crew" and encourage Christmas gifts to the Scleroderma Research Foundation in memory of Mom.