Welcome to Andrean Cunningham's Member Page
Member Since:  July, 2012
Total Raised:  $665.00
Dear Family and friends:

Thank you for visiting my Cure Crew page! Please join me in the fight against scleroderma.

Systemic sclerosis or scleroderma is a debilitating and incurable disease that strikes approximately 300,000 people in the United States.

One of the victims was my younger sister Melissa who passed away in September 2010 at the age of 29. At the time of Melissa’s diagnosis, our family had not heard of scleroderma and we certainly did not know how devastating the outcome would be.

I am hoping that in memory of Melissa, you will join me in supporting a wonderful non-profit organization, the Scleroderma Research Foundation, which was founded in 1987; they are America’s leading nonprofit investor in medical research aimed at improved therapies and a cure for scleroderma. My family and I have decided to support their research program and to do all we can to raise awareness about this life-threatening disease.

I set up this page to inspire others to help in raising vital funds for research and awareness by providing a tax-deductible donation in Melissa’s name. Any donation will help, and your support will ensure that the fight to find a cure will continue.

Please consider making a one-time or recurring donation to this worthy cause in Melissa’s memory. Whatever you decide, please know my family and I are eternally grateful for your support.

Thank you in advance once again.


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.