Event Information

2023 Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma - Detroit Stampede

When: June 4, 2023
Where: Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI
Registration Time: 7:00 a.m.
Walk Start Time: 8:35 a.m.
Full schedule of events listed below.

Please join us for the 2023 Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma - Detroit Stampede!

Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma is a fantastic way to improve awareness while raising funds as you enjoy time with old friends and new. Together we can help support individuals impacted by scleroderma and ultimately find a cure!

Make sure to create your personal fundraising page and encourage your network of friends and family to help you reach your goal. We thank you for being part of this incredible community; generous donors and participants like you help the Foundation succeed!

2023 Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma - Detroit Stampede Details

The National Scleroderma Foundation’s Michigan Chapter’s Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk is back in-person for 2023. Sign up as a walker, form or join a team, and help promote our event to reach and exceed our $100,000 fundraising goal!

When you register for the 2023 event, your $35 registration supports the National Scleroderma Foundation’s three-fold mission to provide educational and emotional support to people with scleroderma and their families; to stimulate and support research designed to identify the cause and cure of scleroderma as well as improving methods of treatment; and, to enhance the public's awareness of this disease.

Start by signing up, then grow your team by:
1. Inviting your friends and family to join your team and register for the walk.
2. Setting a fundraising goal for you and/or your team members. Remember, every dollar is a significant contribution.
3. When fundraising, take photos and share them with the Michigan Chapter. We will post them on our social media platforms.

**We’re challenging every individual to raise a minimum of $250. Did you know our top team leaders raise an average of $2,000 every year? If every team registered raised $2,000 (or more), we would easily exceed our fundraising goal of $100,000.

Thank you for your continued support and helping us get one step closer to finding a cure. Donations will be accepted through July 16, 2023.

Schedule of Events

7:00 a.m. - Check-in and Same-day Registration areas open
7:15 a.m. - Educational Program on the Main Stage Begins
7:30 a.m. - Vendor tents open and Children’s Game & Craft area open
8:00 a.m. - Raffle area opens
8:25 a.m. - Check-in and Same-day Registration areas close
NOTE: Zoo tickets & t-shirts stop being issued at 8:25 a.m.
8:35 a.m. - Walk begins: We are excited to announce that the walk will take place inside the zoo! There will be three routes: 1.5 mile, 1 mile, and 1/2 mile. The finish line will be inside the zoo.
9:00 a.m. - Zoo gates open to the public
9:45 a.m. - Finish line closes; raffle item winners will be displayed at the finish line

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Thank You Sponsors

Warrior Sponsor

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Champion Sponsors

Horizon Therapeutics

Partner Sponsor

Boehringer Ingelheim